I don’t know about you, but I could use a drink… and by a drink, I mean a spirit-forward tropical cocktail that helps me sail away from my worries (or maybe even forget them entirely).
Typically, when I’m craving a boozy concoction, I fall back on some of the tiki staples: Zombie, Après-ski Swizzle, maybe even a boozy grog, etc. But why not break the mold, and create one of our own?
This week, we bring you the Wayward Spirits. Seeing as this drink is our namesake, we promise you bold and exotic flavors that will help you escape your woes, and knock you on your butt in the process. While this drink is delicious, beware: we recommend only consuming 2 at most (lest you want a headache tomorrow).
The following post provides the necessary ingredients and steps for making this drink at home. Let us know what you think in the comments — cheers!
Glassware: Brandy Snifter or Hurricane Glass
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, and shake for 10 seconds. Pour over crushed ice. Add 3-4 drops of Angostura bitters.
Garnish with a few lime wedges and grated nutmeg
Wayward Spirits Rating:
Overall Score - 5
Not for the faint of heart, this drink is for the bold and adventurous drinker. Much like other boozy tiki concoctions, this drink is very spirit forward (using navy strength funky Jamaican rum), with tiki staples (vanilla, cinnamon, citrus) serving as a refreshing backdrop.
I’d recommend experimenting with different rums for this recipe (though don’t stray too far from high proof Jamaican rums). Cheers, and let us know what you think in the comments!