A very fun way to mix cocktails from scratch, and also to dress, is to start from the end, and work your way backwards. For example, my sartorial character today is nouveau poor aristocrat who has fallen from wealth but not from grace. Or my cocktail inspiration tonight, is an imaginary drink at the Sundance Film Festival Tonga Room pop-up.
The cocktail would be rum based of course, but made with hot water instead of crushed ice, and would tip its hat to the mountain setting with an alpine herbal liqueur. Orgeat almond syrup keeps things from straying too far from tiki, with its creaminess particularly well-suited to hot drinks, like adding milk to tea. Mix up our “Tiki in the Tea-tons,” and cin cin to maintaining dignity.
- 3 oz Malahat Black Tea Rum
- ½ oz Three Pins Alpine Herbal Liqueur
- ½ oz Small Hands Orgeat Syrup
- ½ oz Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Honey
- 4 oz Boiling Water
- Cinnamon Stick
- Combine all ingredients in a mug, stir to combine