I can’t ignore a challenge. Last week a local marketing firm asked for cocktail recipes based on Hurricane Sandy: aka Frankenstorm. I went to my lab and started concocting. Since the NYC area was hit hard, I based the cocktail on Bacardi’s Big Apple Rum. I added Midori for the “franken” part of the storm, and added light ginger beer. I made another batch and used a black licorice strand as the stirrer. Worked ok for a while, until it started to soften. I made yet another batch and used salted caramel to rim the glass. I love the touch of salt and the ending bite of ginger.
Did I mention that I won the contest?
Frankenstormy Version 1
- 4 oz ginger beer
- 2 oz Bacardi Big Apple Rum
- 1 oz Midori
- 1 oz lime juice
- a couple of fresh mint leaves
- lime slice, for garnish
What you do:
- Muddle mint in cocktail shaker.
- Add ice, rum, Midori and lime juice.
- Add ice to glass.
- Pour ginger beer over ice.
- Top with rum mix.
- Garnish with lime slice.
The only difference in version 2 is the addition of a salted caramel rim and an apple slice.
The hint of salt as you sip