- 1-1/2 ounces fresh pineapple juice
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 orgeat syrup
- 1/2 Angostura 7 year rum
- 1 ounce Baska Snaps
- 21 drops Peychauds bitters
Fill a pilsner glass with crushed ice. In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, combine all ingredients except the bitters and the lime wheel, and shake heartily. Strain, finely, into the pilsner glass. Top with the bitters and lime wheel.
Earlier today I was on a conference call with a coworker who follows me on Instagram and at the end of the call he made a comment about my use of bitters in cocktails. I can't recall his exact words, but he said even with all the bitters I use in my drinks, he still wants to drink all of them. Hence me whipping up a Scandinavian take on a Pina Colada. I find the classic Pina Colada undrinkable. It's too sweet and syrupy. But the Boss Colada is a cocktail that I can wrap my arms around and love.
The Boss Colada feature Baska Snaps, a bitter Scandinavian schnapps/malort, similar to say absinthe, and flavored with wormwood, licorice and caraway. It's bracing, bitter and delicious. When you want to suck the sweet out of a cocktail, use Baska Snaps.
This is not a drink for the weak. If you like your cocktails sweet this isn't for you. But if you have a sense of adventure and are open to oddball spirits, then I can't recommend this drink enough. It's sour, it's bitter and has a teeny tiny hint of sweet from the orgeat and rum to balance everything out. This is a bitter bomb of a tiki explosion.
And for whatever reason I threw on Disintegration by The Cure and it's working with this drink. Maybe it has something to do with the impending storm heading our way. Maybe it's because this isn't a sunshine cocktail, but something more heavy. Either way, cheers.