Rise and shine, it’s deer hunting time! I recently went hunting with the boys I grew up with. They are all strong, sweet and overly protective of me…except in the mountains. Growing up I can’t tell you how many times we went fishing and they thought it would be funny to tell me that we were suddenly lost. They told me that we would have to survive in the wild for days and I should hope we could follow the north star at night to find our way back to civilization. Yup. It worked. I can still remember being five years old biting my lower lip to hold back tears. Don’t worry I got revenge. There was a patch of stinging nettle in the barn that I somehow convinced them that it was like money trees. All you had to do was pick and sell the nettle. Needless to say I got in deep trouble later on outside the emergency room for that one. In the mountains it’s all for one. And I am proud to say I can hold my own with a gun. After a long day of tromping around in dirt we sat down at a bonfire and I made this cocktail for everyone. The full richness of ‘Just Pull The Trigger’ was perfect with a plate of barbeque ribs, our feet up and stories that would continue on into the early hours of the next morning.
I used fig syrup from Crate and Barrel. It was great for this cocktail and can be found here.
- 1 oz. Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 year old Solera Rum
- 1 1/4 oz. Cynar
- 1/4 oz. Fig Vanilla Black Pepper Coffee Syrup
- Dash Angostura bitters
Stir well in a beaker. Fine strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.