Continuing in the series of EZ TIKI drinks, here we have the Jasper’s Jamaican, a fantastic little concoction I first tried when prepping for Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean seminar at last year’s Tales of the Cocktail.
¢ ½ oz Lime Juice
¢ ½ oz Pimento Dram
¢ ¼ tsp Sugar
¢ 1 ¼ Appleton V/X
Shake with Ice and Strain into cocktail glass, top with grated nutmeg.
Not unlike the previous drink in its Daiquiri origins, this drink adds Pimento Dram, a tasty allspice and rum based liqueur that’s best in small portions. Again, and I can’t be blunter about this, the basis of the majority of tiki drinks is going to be the daiquiri… Hmm, a family tree would be a good idea, I’ll have to talk to my graphics department about that. The Pimento Dram, now avaialable in retail as St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram, adds a lot of rich spice and has elements of clove, ginger…well, it’s called allspice for a reason! Pimento Dram was a fairly popular ingredient with Don the Beachcomber, making it into a few of his drinks, and even his famed Don’s Spices #2, which makes for a fantastic Nui Nui.
I’ve got a few more drinks coming up for you folks in the coming weeks, stay tuned!