Ja Mon

Hyper-knowledgeable Dan Chadwick over at Kindred Cocktails created this one and apparently his wife loves it. Perhaps the name of it is slightly unfortunate, but Dan has enough cred with me that it totally doesn’t matter. I feel like his site is the best craft cocktail resource/social media platform on the web. I won’t diss him by adding this drink to my list of “Pretentious and Otherwise Annoying” drinks in my next book. Nope. However, if you were a Spanish-speaker, you might almost think the name of this drink is “Ham,” which doesn’t make any sense at all. Anyway, this is a spectacular tiki-esque delight with a hint of walnut, which is unusual for a tropical tipple. A little work, but worth the effort. Tip: use fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice.

Ja Mon ✯✯✯✯1/2
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1 oz cachaça
1 oz dark rum
1/2 oz añejo rum
3/4 oz Velvet falernum
1 tsp Nux Alpina
3/4 oz grapefruit juice
3/4 oz lime juice
4 dashes orange bitters

Shake and strain.

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