Photo by Humuhumu
This cocktail was created for the 2011 Lab Zero holiday party. During 2011, Lab Zero moved from Pier 38 to Pier 9, and this cocktail is a salute to our new home. Like the story of Lab Zero's move from Pier 38 to Pier 9, it starts off sour but ends sweetly, and hey, there's chocolate!
- 1-3/4 oz Flor de Caña 4 gold rum
- 3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
- 1/2 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
- 3/4 oz lemon juice
- 1-1/2 oz ginger beer
- candied ginger
Shake rum, Lillet, cacao and lemon juice together with crushed ice (if you have a stick drink blender, even better). Transfer into a drinking glass, top with the ginger beer and the candied ginger garnish.
Be sure to use a nice Crème de Cacao—most of the readily available brands taste like crappy chemicals. TCHO Chocolate are our new neighbors and the inspiration for using chocolate in this cocktail, but until they start producing their own liqueur I'm using Tempus Fugit, which is pretty delightful stuff.