This is a cocktail with tiki inspiration because he compares “The Reserve” with Polinesia. This drink receives the name for one of the protagonists of the book “Un Mundo Feliz” (Brave New World) written by Aldous Huxley.
He makes some parallelisms with the story and the ingredients that he choose for the recipe, and he explains it to us:
The Virgin Gorda rum, of clear British tradition, despite of contains Trinidad and Barbados rum, obtains the character of the Jamaican rum. We could associate the strength of the British tradition with the mechanicist regim narrated on the book.
Agave syrup and cinnamon syrup (contained on Don’s Mix) represents the sweet attraction between Lenina and John The Savage.
Mint and Lemongrass represents “The Reserve” vegetation, and the allspice is an allegory of the new feelings arising inside Lenina, who is searching an spicy touch in her life.
Lime and white grapefruit represents the acid and bitter moment who our protagonist has to go through, being hard to left behind all the things she knows.
- 1½ oz Virgin Gorda British Caribbean Rum
- 0,3 oz Ish Limed Gin infused with lemongrass*
- ¼ oz Aka Vodka infused with allspice**
- 0,85 oz Don's Mix ***
- 0,3 oz Agave Syrup
- ½ oz Lime juice
- Shake with ice cubes.
- Double strain in a Erlenmeyer Flask with crushed ice.
- Garnish with Lemongrass, a mint sprig and a white grapefruit peel.
** Vodka infused with allspice for 3 days.
*** Don's Mix: 2 parts fresh white grapefruit juice and 1 part cinnamon syrup
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