Seacrets Distilling Company
Ocean City, MD
Can you keep a secret? I’ve lived in Maryland for 13 years and I’ve never been to Ocean City. I feel like I have failed as a wannabe Marylander. Maybe I can pretend that drinking Seacrets white rum is a reasonable substitute.
Normally, I don’t drink straight shots of rum (especially not after New Year’s Eve 2005… shudder), but I am nothing if not thorough here. It smells like rubbing alcohol, but that’s not a bad thing for white rum. It is much sweeter than it smells, even with the astringent bitterness that comes with drinking fresh rum. It’s a really smooth, velvety drink that provides a nice base for mojitos and daiquiris and for the recipe below.
Fig Leaf Flip
I pulled this delicious concoction out of the Complete World Bartender Guide. It’s hard to tell where the Fig Leaf Flip comes from, but I saw a reference to tiki bartender Adam Rocke being the originator. I’m a bit skeptical, only because it’s a fairly straightforward drink, which is out of character with your typical tiki libation. But I’m more than willing to give Rocke the credit.
Add the vermouth, rum, bitters, juice, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until very cold.
Double strain into a highball glass filled with ice and serve with the cherry on top.