Davy Jones’s Locker

Brad Farran | Raleigh, NC

“I was listening to a lot of Beastie Boys when I came up with this one,” says NYC bartender Brad Farran. The Davy Jones’s Lockera reference to the line from “Rhymin’ & Stealin” from Licensed to Illis a 19th-century sailors’ euphemism for the bottom of the ocean, or death by drowning. In keeping with the vaguely-Caribbean implications, Farran winterized the Daiquiri using gold rum, Fernet Branca and a riff on the grapefruit-cinnamon tiki staple, Donn’s mix.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces gold rum (preferably Appleton Reserve)
  • 1/4 ounce Fernet Branca
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce cinnamon bark syrup (see Editor's Note)
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice

Garnish: lime wheel

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a small wine or coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Editor's Note

Simmer 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water and 3 tablespoons cinnamon bark over medium heat for 10 minutes. Let cool, bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.