White Man’s Burden
“A hodgepodge of dark rum, tropical liqueurs, and exotic syrups, this drink is as mischievous and full of tricks as the mysterious people from whose tribe it was sourced.”
When time is of the essence, you can still put together an impressive Tiki drink for company. Your guests may be tempted to try this tribal-inspired concoction straight from the jungles of central Ecuador, but have your shaker or top-down blender ready – it’ll be hard to mix our sweet, ceremonial drink without them.
Sourced from one the most remote parts of the world, this alluring recipe was believed to have been used as a communal drink, served by tribal elders before ritualistic acts of worship. Not much is known about the origin of the tribe from whence the recipe came, however, we’re told by anthropologists that the particular tribal group in question were known to have worn fantastic headdresses obscuring their faces from view.
The group are believed to largely depend on forests for their basic needs like food, medicines, and shelter. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) occupy an important position, and plays a main role in the tribe’s social life. According to historical documents, almost all tribals are fond of drinks and consume them during every ceremony – festivals, marriages, funeral feasts, as well as offering it to their Gods and deities. Among the alcoholic beverages (which are consumed as cooling or refreshing drinks generally in summer) are Mahua prepared from fruit pulp and Caryota from various ground roots and indigenous spices.
White Man’s Burden is a recipe that combines both elements of the above and add a little Tiki twist into the mix. The drink can be batched up in advance and served as either an individual cocktail or as a mass communal drink for groups of four people or more.
• 1.5 oz Ron Virgin Dark Puerto Rican Rum
• 3/4 oz Sloe Gin
• 3/4 oz Lime Juice
• 1/2 oz Cream of Coconut
• 1/4 oz Apricot Brandy
• 1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
• 1/4 oz Allspice Dram
Method: Flash-blend with 1 cup of crushed ice for 3-5 seconds. Add additional ice if needed. Garnish with multiple fresh mint sprigs, pineapple leaves, and orange roll.
If you can’t find Ron Virgin Full-Bodied Dark Rum, substitute Bacardi Black or Ron Carlos Black instead. However, we like Ron Virgin’s subtle, yet alluring profile with its hints of black cherry, cinnamon, and coffee. At 40% ABV, Ron Virgin is a very welcome addition to the dark mixing rum category that proves to be a cut above the rest in the same space.
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