Bene and the Jets
- 3 dash Angostura bitters
- 1 dash absinthe
- 1⁄2 oz lime juice
- 1⁄2 oz grapefruit juice
- 1⁄2 oz demerara syrup
- 1⁄2 oz Benedictine
- 1 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 cognac
- 1 oz Smith & Cross Jamaican rum
- Shake with one ice cube.
- Pour into tiki mug and top with crushed ice.
- Garnish with mint, a cherry, and a paper umbrella.
About the Drink
This is a variation on a classic tiki cocktail called a Jet Pilot. It’s not a serious cocktail, it’s about fun. “These are complex and really tough drinks to make; there’s a lot of ingredients, layering all those ingredients together can be difficult…there’s a lot of room for error, but there’s also a lot of room for cocktails that really sing…I’ve never put that drink in front of a person who didn’t smile and take a picture of it.”