The Brake 3

As I mentioned in the post about spice syrup, I served a cocktail called the Brake 3 at last week's Mojave Oasis IV. I've previously written about this cocktail on Lowbrow Literati (go there now and read up on Lowbrow art - I'll be right here).

In short, it's a "grog" style cocktail that I created a couple of years ago. The name is a bit of an inside joke that about 22 people would actually understand (in other words, it's a terrible name). When I created it, Six Flags Magic Mountain had just announced that they were removing Log Jammer from the park. That did not sit well with me, so the name is an homage to that fantastic flume ride.

Brake 3
1 oz. dark Jamaican rum (Coruba)
1 oz. light Puerto Rican rum (Don Q Cristal)
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz white grapefruit juice
3/4 oz spice syrup
3/4 oz. apricot brandy (Marie Brizard Apry)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice cubes. Pour unstrained into a double old-fashioned glass. Optionally top with a splash of soda water.

¬°Viva 126!

And the variant:

Brake 4
1 oz. dark Jamaican rum (Coruba)
1 oz. light Puerto Rican rum (Don Q Cristal)
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz white grapefruit juice
3/4 oz spice syrup
1/2 oz. apricot brandy (Marie Brizard Apry)
Dash of Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice cubes. Pour unstrained into a double old-fashioned glass. Top with a splash of soda water.