The Nancy Drew

Friday, November 16, 2012


Adapted from Post Prohibition's The Lady Detective (coconut foam is way over my kitchen's capacities), this tiki cocktail highlights one of the things I love most about rum–it's delicious in any season!


The Nancy Drew

2 oz aged rum 
1 oz ginger syrup
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice 
1/2 oz coconut cream
Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice; shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with a few dashes of Angostura bitters.


Notes: While I'm a big Barbancourt rum fan, there are plenty of delicious aged rums to choose from–just make sure you're not picking up something spiced! If you're interested in making your own ginger syrup, Martha Stewart has a terrifically simple recipe; if you'd rather not dirty a pot, Morris Kitchen's Ginger Syrup is delicious. And as for the coconut cream, check out the Latin or Asian cooking sections in your grocery store; coconut cream intended for cooking is creamier and more delicious than the Coco Lopez made for cocktails.


Image and recipe inspiration by Josh Sullivan for Post Prohibition.

17 comments:

  1. Can't think of anything I've had like this before, so its definitely worth a try :)

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  2. Oh my gosh what a fun drink. Makes me want to solve a mystery.

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  3. Sigh. I just love the title. She was my favorite.

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  4. not sure if this one is for me. I dont really groove on coconut but I love the drink name

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  5. There's a place in my neighborhood that does some sort of version of this (in my rough estimation), but with pineapple juice and a spritz of absinthe.

    I'm just going to go ahead and say that I KNOW WHAT I'M DRINKING TONIGHT. This version RIGHT HERE.

    Bottoms up!

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  6. I just love the name- I was obsessed with the classic Nancy Drew series!

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  7. This sounds delicious! haha...
    Plus, I loved reading Nancy Drew when I was a kid!
    xo,
    nancy

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  8. This looks scrumptious!! I am always up for anything coconut-y and how could I resist this with a name like that! I never missed it on tv when I was a kid, that and the Hardy Boys of course! (I know I just made myself sound ancient!)

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  9. yum! this has 2 of my fave drink ingredients: ginger and lime!

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  10. That sounds DELICIOUS.
    You HAVE to come to The Usual with me in Fort Worth when you're in town next!

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  11. I must try this if for no other reason than its name!

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  13. I love rum based cocktails - thank you for a great recipe! Would be ideal at Christmas for a change!
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  14. I love the idea of a fruity cocktail in this cold weather.

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  15. nancy drew was my hero growing up. great name for a cocktail.

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