“This is definitely the weirdest drink I’ve put on the menu at Ticonderoga Club,” says Alec Bales of his shaken mixture of Paranubes Oaxacan rum, lemon juice, Drambuie and blueberry honey syrup. An unusual amalgam of ingredients, which even Bales admits is “not my normal speed,” the combination nevertheless works. “I had these four different things that all were not commonly used together, but when we mix them together in the right balance, it just created this really fun drink, almost like a Margarita,” he explains. “It’s one of the few drinks I’ve made that people come back and ask for years later.”
Alec Bales, Ticonderoga Club | Atlanta
- 1 ounce Paranubes Oaxacan rum
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce Drambuie
- 1/2 ounce blueberry-honey syrup (see Editor’s Note)
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
- Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
Blueberry Honey Syrup
1 cup blueberries
1 quart of honey syrup (2:1, honey:water)
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat until most of the blueberries pop, then take the mixture and press through a strainer, let cool and refrigerate. Will keep for 2 to 3 weeks.