The last 24 hours my home has smelled deliciously of slowly cooking/evaporating spirits. Camper English got me working on sugar for grown ups - in other words evaporated liqueurs.
I now have a small stash of Campari crystals, Creme de Violette crystals and Dolin Rouge crystals.
Next challenge was finding something to try them on, and I crossed internet wires with a stunning cocktail called Crimson Slippers.
Originally mixed by A.J. Rathbun, but tried and tested by people like Tiare of A Mountain of Crushed Ice and Doug Ford of Cold Glass.
Since a Japanese mixing glass just chose to move in with me, along with a lovely twisted bar spoon, I decided to stir my Crimson Slippers:
- 6 cl dark rum - I used Appleton Estate V/X
- 3 cl Campari
- 1,5 cl Triple Sec - I used Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao Ancienne Methode
- Dash of chocolate bitters
This cocktail can easily be my summer favorite.