cocktail virgin slut: bum barrel

cocktail virgin slut: bum barrel


2 oz Dark Jamaican Rum (Coruba)
2 oz Gold Virgin Island Rum (Flor de Caña 4 Year Oro)
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz White Grapefruit Juice (Pink)
1 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
3/4 oz Honey Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice, add 1 oz soda water, and pour into a double old fashioned glass or ceramic barrel mug (Tiki bowl). I garnished with orange twists, chocolate mint sprigs, and a nasturtium flower.

Two Saturdays ago, I ventured into Jeff Berry’s Remixed and spotted his Bum Barrel that was his 2007 take on the Rum Barrel invented by Donn Beach and perfected at the Mai-Kai and Kon-Tiki. In varying from the classic, Jeff swapped the pineapple juice and simple syrup for grapefruit juice and passion fruit syrup. The combination here of passion fruit and honey syrups reminded me of the Don’s Special Daiquiri, so it kept with the Donn Beach theme.



The Bum Barrel donated a passion fruit, chocolate mint, and caramel aroma to the nose. Next, orange, passion fruit, grapefruit, and honey notes on the sip waylaid into dark rum, passion fruit, and lime flavors on the swallow with a honey, cinnamon, and clove finish.

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