The Kryptonite Cocktail

The Kryptonite Cocktail

The ‘Nuclear Daiquiri’ could put the Man of Steel on his backside

This cocktail has the word ‘nuclear’ in the title so prepare yourself for a cold war in your gob.

Created by the late and great bartender Gregor de Gruyther who held court at the hive of skullduggery that is LAB in London, it’s a villainous mix to challenge the chops of the most accomplished drinker. With a kryptonite green tinge, its skull cracking power comes from the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, a 63% spirit promises ripe bananas and nutty sweetness, but mostly puts you on your backside.

Elsewhere, the beautifully botanical Green Chartreuse was created by monks but, at 55% abv, it’s a truly immoral addition here. Even the sweetening agent Velvet Falernum has an 11% booze count. Meanwhile, its name is a painful reminder of Nuclear Man, the shoddy baddie in the ill-advised Superman IV. It’s tasty, but comes with all kinds of danger.

Glass: Coupe

  • 25ml Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum
  • 25ml Green Chartreuse
  • 12.5ml Velvet Falernum
  • 25ml fresh lime

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with lime zest.

Suggested by Tom Sandham, author of World’s Best Cocktails and creator of thinkingdrinkers.com

Tags: food and drink

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