In the course of my article about the Plantation Vintage Edition Fiji 2009, I had had already mentioned some thoughts about various cocktails that came to my mind during the tasting of this particularly beautiful rum. Today’s drink is simply a result of those thoughts and they have really let to an astounding result. A summery purist cocktail, so to say – basically exactly the right thing to have during the current heatwave (albeit it is more suitable for the evening hours).
The drink basically is a variation of the Old Fashioned or specifically the Rum Old Fashioned, but it tries to pick up the fruity ester notes of the Plantation Fiji 2009 and lift them to a new level with exotic fire and spicy depth. I am quite enthusiastic about the result and therefore I don’t want to make many words about it today. Instead I will let the recipe speak for itself. I actually used the Monin passionfruit syrup for the preparation of the cocktail due to the lack of time and opportunity. Of course you can also make your own syrup by hand, but it also works very well with the convenience product (even though, of course, I will always take a stand for self-made products). But enough of the words. I hereby present to you as an accompaniment to a nice and exotic summer evening: the Fiji Gloaming
Recipe “Fiji Gloaming”:
6 cl Plantation Vintage Edition Fiji 2009
2 bar spoons passion fruit syrup
1-2 Dashes Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub (depending on the desired amount of heat)
1 Dash Peychaud’s Bitters
Preparation: The drink is built in the glass on ice. Simply pour the ingredients into a glass filled with ice and stir briefly.
Buying sources: at specialized retailers or online