The use of video has really helped to shape well crafted cocktails. The number of bartending videos on the internet is insane. People can watch bartenders from across the globe create signature drinks. I always enjoyed watching these videos so I thought it about time I try making one myself. I enlisted the help of a good friend to see what we can put together. Its a bit of work in progress but we had a great time shooting and I hope you will enjoy. Big thanks to Doug for helping me out!
Grapefruit Ti-Punch kind of a cool little drink I stumbled on when experimenting with the orgeat syrup I made last week. Its a great introduction to Campari. The orgeat and grapefruit combination soften the sometimes overpowering campari, while the rye gives it structure. Shaking the cocktail with a piece of grapefruit really brings out the bright flavors and oils of the grapefruit, its really what makes the drink.
The inspiration comes from a classic cocktail called the Ti-Punch (recipe included below). Ti-Punch is what I would like to think of the rum equivalent of an old fashioned. It is a traditional drink down in Martinique and Guadeloupe and translates to “petit punch”. Quite simply it is Agricole Rum, a small slice of lime that is no bigger than a silver dollar and has both the zest and flesh included, cane sugar and ice. It is important to use cane sugar since that is what Agricole Rum is distilled from instead of more traditional rums which are distilled using molasses. To prepare take a knife and cut off the side of a lime cutting out the zest and flesh. Squeeze the lime piece and muddle it with cane syrup to release the lime’s juice and oils. Then add rum and ice give it a good stir until you get your preferred dilution and your done.
Ti-Punch: 2 oz Rhum Agricole (or other premium rum, preferably lighter style rum), 1 teaspoon cane syrup, piece of lime. Build in glass and stir with ice.
I hope you enjoy the video and if you like what you see come down to Untitled Eats in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and try a Grapefruit Ti-Punch or the more traditional Ti-Punch.