Fair Fault

from Death & Co

  • 2 ounces Pasquet Pineau Des Charentes
  • .5 ounce Cruzan Single-Barrel Rum
  • .5 ounce Granny Smith Apple Juice
  • .5 ounce Lemon Juice
  • .25 ounce Rich Cane Sugar Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Cruzan Black Strap Rum

Shake all the ingredients (except the Black Strap rum) with ice, then strain into a port glass. Float the Black Strap rum on top. No garnish.

TYSON BUHLER, 2013 This cocktail is inspired by a vintage British drink called the Treacle, which is a rum old- fashioned topped with a layer of apple juice. The Black Strap rum float in my version is almost like topping the drink with pancake syrup: first you smell the rum's massive molasses aromas, then the acidic Pineau des Charentes, an aperitif made with grape must and cognac, cuts right through it.—TB