Sunset Cocktail: Pazuzu
1 1/2 oz Kraken Rum
3/4 oz Jagermeister
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
St. George Absinthe Wash
Shake everything with ice and strain into an Absinthe washed Collins glass (or Tiki mug?) filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a straw.
This is a drink I started to put together for no really good reason whatsoever other than all of the liquids (aside from the Pineapple juice) were dark and I was trying to come up with something else. But against all logic and sanity, these ingredients actually started to work. I really want to follow through with more uses for Jagermeister as it really is a wonderfully complex liqueur.
This drink starts with a rum and pineapple sweetness but quickly comes back at you with a lovely herbal bitterness. I’m trying to figure out what ratios I need to change to develop it more, do I want it sweeter, less sweet, more kick… well, it really has a lot of kick already. The hardest part of this though is doing an Absinthe wash in a fucking Collins glass. Maybe I’ll just add a quarter ounce to the mix and call it good.