In the not too distant past, my girl Foodie Tails texted me saying, “Just got Plantation Barbados 5 and Angostura 7 Rums.” I replied with, “Oh shit!”
Seeing as I had just run out of Angostura 7, and had been meaning to get the Plantation Barbados 5 since I threw that 4th of July Daiquiri Party, I immediately ran to the liquor store. Luckily they had the very bottle I was looking for, so I bought it, ran back home and made the drink described below.
Now, I LOVE Plantation Rums. They’re aged in used Cognac barrels and meticulously scrutinized for maximum flavour. Well y’all, the flavour is totally there. The Barbados 5 Year Rum has tropical fruits, grasses, a bit of caramel smoothness, leaves a pleasant long finish, and plays well with others.
It REALLY plays well with the above ingredients.
In fact, Plantation Barbados 5 Year Rum plays so well with these ingredients that it’s been my new favourite Rum cocktail for at least two weeks.
La Petite Mort
- 2 oz Plantation Grande Réserve Barbados 5 Year Rum
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz Honey Syrup*
- rinse Pernod Pastis
- Garnish: Pineapple Wedge
Rinse a double Rocks glass with Pernod and chill. Combine remaining ingredients over ice and short shake. Strain into rinsed glass over cracked or crushed ice and garnish.
*This drink is also awesome with Vanilla Bean Syrup subbed for Honey Syrup.
Damn, so dreamy, so fulfilling, I would die one thousand of these Little Deaths.