Mano Negra

Dark, luscious, tropical, & spicy.
1 12ozVirgin Islands Rum, Cruzan Blackstrap
1ozLemon juice
12ozFalernum (dark)
14ozPassion fruit syrup, B.G. Reynolds
1dsAphrodite bitters, Dr. Adam Elmegirab
4drJamaican #1 bitters, Bittercube
Shake til frosted with plenty of fresh ice, then dump unstrained into a chilled rocks glass. Optionally, express and discard a lemon peel. Add two or three more drops of Jamaican #1 bitters for aromatics.
A dark and spicy sour with glints of tropical fruit, balanced to a little shy of Tiki sweetness. For a stronger, drier, less molasses-intensive drink, substitute half (or more) of the Black Strap with Lemon Hart 151. Falernum syrup: make Rick from Kaiser Penguin's rich falernum (here: ), but add 1T of medium-roast coffee beans and .5T of pecans and toast them with the other spices. Any homemade should be a fine substitution, as should commercial syrups (e.g. B. G. Reynolds). If using Velvet Falernum, substitute half with allspice dram.
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DrunkLab on 03/01/2013
Rafa GarcĂ­a Febles, NYC.
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DrunkLab's picture

I'm thinking this would be interesting with Becherovka in place of the falernum.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Curated this slightly - to avoid crazy line breaks, I moved the notes on the Falernum and bitters to the notes section.

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