Dr. Strangelove

Matthew Belanger, Death & Co. | New York City

Matthew Belanger’s drinks for Donna and Death & Co. could be described as everything from nouveau tropical to Brooklyn tiki, but Belanger would rather call them “vacation drinks.” His Dr. Strangelove calls on a triple-blend base of rum (white, overproof rhum agricole and overproof Jamaican rum) and pulls in ingredients—kiwi, aloe vera liqueur—that are vaguely tropical, but hardly classic.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces rum
  • 3/4 ounce blanc vermouth , preferably Dolin
  • 1/4 ounce aloe vera liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce kiwi syrup(see Editor's Note)
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice

Garnish: kiwi slice

  1. In a shaker tin, combine all ingredients and shake.
  2. Strain into a Pilsner glass over crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with a kiwi slice.
Editor's Note

Kiwi Syrup:
1 part strained kiwi juice
1 part sugar (by weight)

Briefly blend until sugar is dissolved, being careful not to overblend and oxidize the kiwi.