I wanted to create a cocktail that evokes the joys of a beach, but not necessarily one filled with tourists or bikini-clad volleyball players. It’s a contemplative drink, with Mr Black and fernet adding a deep richness to the rum. Tropical spices float in and out of each sip, while the pineapple and lime are lingering reminders of the sunshine that made this day a great one. Like a well-worn pair of sandals that has seen many such days, this cocktail is the quiet comfort of a sunset in the sand.
Shake all ingredients minus bitters with ice.
Strain into a chilled rocks/old fashioned glass.
Add and top off with crushed ice.
Top with chocolate bitters and garnish with pineapple fronds.