Nobody Ever Dies

Chantal Tseng, Petworth Citizen | Washington, D.C.

Part of Chantal Tseng’s “Literary Cocktails” series, Nobody Ever Dies is inspired by the Hemingway short story, in which two lovers, Maria and Enrique, briefly reunite while on the run in Cuba. “The drink is one of many riffs on the Zombie a la Don the Beachcomber,” explains Tseng. “I adore passionfruit in tropical rum cocktails and like [it as an] ingredient to compliment the suspense in Maria’s situation.”

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce rhum agricole, preferably Neisson Rhum Agricole Blanc
  • 1 ounce dark rum, preferably St. Lucian
  • 1/4 ounce 151-proof aged rum
  • 1/2 ounce Velvet Falernum
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce passionfruit juice, preferably Ceres
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash absinthe

Garnish: lime shell filled with overproof rum and nutmeg, set on fire

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a tall tiki mug over crushed ice.
  2. Swizzle to incorporate.
  3. Top with more crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with a lime shell filled with overproof rum and nutmeg, set on fire.

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