Nemo’s Bounty Cocktail
I was recently asked to create a cocktail featuring Sailor’s Jerry Spiced Rum to serve at an Edible Manhattan event.
Sailor Jerry is a spiced rum that has spices such as cinnamon, allspice, vanilla, cloves and other hints of the Caribbean. With those flavors inspiring me and thinking I wanted to go for a stirred spirit forward cocktail I used the basis of the infamous Sazerac as an outline for a cocktail, I dubbed “Nemo’s Bounty”. When tasting Sailor’s Jerry I picked up hints of espresso, anise and ginger. This led to me to combine 2 oz of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum with 1/2 oz of Galliano Ristretto, an espresso liqueur, and then added two dashes of Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite Bitters a bitter that has a base that includes chocolate, cacao nibs, coffee, ginger root and red chili.
I combined these ingredients into a mixing glass, stirred with ice and strained them into a glass rinsed with Pernod Absinthe as you would with a Sazerac. I then garnished the drink with a lemon twist.
With a variety of ingredients originating from all over the globe–the Galliano Ristretto coming from Italy, Pernod Absinthe from France, and Sailor Jerry a spiced blend of Caribbean rums–I imagined these flavors would be something that Captain Nemo of “10,000 Leagues Under the Sea” might come across during his literary travels, thus I named my cocktail for these flavors and the nautical inspired Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.
2oz Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1/2 oz Galliano Ristretto
2 Dashes Aphrodite Bitters
Directions:Combine all ingredients except absinthe into mixing glass. Stir with ice. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass that has been rinsed with Pernod Absinthe.
Garnish with Lemon Twist
*Sailor Jerry retails for around $21.99 US for a 1 Liter Bottle.