Like Cubism itself, this new cocktail features angular tastes and facets of flavor coming together in a jarring composition that somehow balances itself on the palate. And I’m talking the palate in the mouth, not the artist’s palette. At first sip, there is a sweetness present. Although where it comes from, I'm not sure. The Chartreuse, perhaps. Although I never thought of Green Chartreuse as particularly sweet. Then, the angularity asserts itself. The rum and the bite of ginger liqueur, with the tartness of lime juice and the grapefruit bitters. A drink that is refreshingly complex, with bitter and sweet in harmony; a visceral experience, like Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon", or Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase”…
1 part Bacardi Light Rum
1 part Green Chartreuse
¾ part Domaine de Canton
¼ part Citadelle Gin
½ part fresh-squeezed Lime juice
dash of Fee Brothers Grapefruit bitters
Shake over ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lime twist.
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