Jet Pilot Challenge 2015

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Yes, we had another tiki challenge past weekend, and this time the crazy rummy freaks was making pictures, experiments, twists and amazing drunken rituals with another classic tiki drink: Jet Pilot.

Searching on the Bum books I found the recipe of the Jet Pilot on the Sippin’ Safari, it was the version of The Luau Restaurant on Beverly Hills (circa 1958) and it calls for: 1/2oz lime juice, 1/2oz grapefruit juice, 1/2oz cinnamon syrup, 1/2oz falernum, 1oz dark jamaican rum, 3/4oz gold puerto rican rum, 3/4oz Lemonhart 151 Demerara, 1 dash Angostura bitters, 6 drops Pernod.

I think it was a great excuse to start making some homemade syrups like cinnamon or falernum!!!I love to make this syrups at home!!!

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Thinking about it…I wanted to make a twist on this recipe… I wanted to do something special with the rums…and of course, if it’s a classic cocktail why I can’t do it using a selection of vintage bottles that I had on my rum collection?

I decided to use my vintage bottles of Lemonhart Demerara and Lemonhart Golden Jamaica Overproof and make a Lemonhart Jet Pilot.

Lemonhart Jet Pilot
 
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Ingredients
  • ½oz Lime juice
  • ½oz Grapefruit juice
  • ½oz Rich Cinnamon Syrup
  • ½oz Falernum
  • 1oz Lemonhart Demerara
  • ¾oz Lemonhart Golden Jamaica Overproof
  • ¾oz Lemonhart 151 Demerara
  • 1 dash Dale DeGroff's Pimento Aromatic Bitters
  • 6 drops Pernod
Instructions
  1. Put everything in a blender with 1 cup of crushed ice.
  2. Blend it for 5 seconds.
  3. Serve in a double old fashioned glass.
  4. Add more crushed ice to fill.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel speared with a bomboo stick and 2 marraschino cherries.
Notes
It's a twist on the recipe from the Luau Restaurant, Beverly Hills,circa 1958.
Extracted of the book Sippin' Safari (p.130).

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You could see te pics of all the entries at the Instagram hashtag #jetpilotchallenge2015, at this time the winner of the tiki mug and the swizzle stick was Evan Bailly (@rainierhooker).

Are you ready for this weekend challenge????

Follow @el_nova_1 and this weekend you have to prepare the strongest and poisonous Rum Barrels that you could drink!!!And of course, remember to take a pic and publish it on the hashtag #rumbarrelchallenge2015!!!!

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