Day 25: Holiday in the Fourth Republic
The concept of a holiday probably seems strange right now. We are currently on a holiday of sorts, and that's the exact type we didn't ask for. Hello everyone, and welcome to day 25 with another dose of cocktail refreshment. I honestly wasn't sure how long this shutdown would go or how long I'd be able to keep these drinks going. Luckily, the cocktail vault is deep, and this is what brings me purpose each day. While going through some old cocktails, I found one I absolutely loved, which I knew needed to be brought back, Holiday in the Fourth Republic.
In the South Pacific Ocean lies a collective of 118 islands we know today as French Polynesia. When we think about these islands, we conjure up images of blue waters, sandy beaches, and an escape from reality. Although there was French involvement dating back to the early 1800s, they weren't known as French Polynesia until 1946 under what was, at that time, The Fourth Republic of France. I don't know if there's anywhere in the world quite as picturesque and beautiful as these islands. It's no wonder they've been inspiring people for ages. There's something magical and transporting about the flavors we create when we blend together the food and drink of different cultures. Isn't a holiday an escape from the mundane, a departure from our tedious lives? Maybe we can leave our "forced holiday" and transport ourselves to a place which only fully exists in our minds.
Holiday in the
.75oz Cognac (I used Martell VSOP)
.75oz Aged Jamaican Rum (Appleton Reserve Blend)
.75oz Mezcal (El Silencio Espadin)
.5oz Pandan Syrup
.5oz Lime Juice
.5oz Lemon Juice
1.5oz Pineapple Juice
.5oz Coconut Cream
Large Wine Glass
If you have a spindle mixer, build in tin and flash blend with crushed ice, otherwise whip shake and pour unstrained.
Top with crushed ice.
Garnish with pineapple fronds, and three orange rosettes.
Let this drink transport you somewhere far away, and hopefully it can be your own special holiday. I think you're really going to like this one. As always, enjoy responsibly, and I'll be back tomorrow. Have a great 25th day of quarantine, and keep shaking.