"Trader Vic" Bergeron came up with this floral drink to showcase a 17-year-old gold Jamaican rum. Once all his bottles were gone, he re-created the drink's complex flavor by layering two very different rums in the same drink. This recipe first appeared in SAVEUR Issue #140, along with Jeff Berry's story Endless Summer.
Enlarge Image Credit: Todd ColemanMAKES 1 COCKTAIL
INGREDIENTS1 oz. dark Jamaican rum, such as Appleton
1 oz. Martinique rhum agricole vieux, such as Clément V.S.O.P.
1 oz. fresh lime juice, spent lime half reserved
1/2 oz. orange Curaçao
1/4 oz. orgeat syrup
1/4 oz. simple syrup
1 sprig mint