Leaving Las Vegas, Raising Arizona, Guarding Tess, Honeymoon in Vegas, Moonstruck,...Con Air,...This drink pays homage to one of my favorite actors, Nicolas Cage: dark and dangerous, yet lighthearted and tender all at once. Just like this drink, the Moonstruck. Here's to you, Mr. Cage!
1 1/4 oz. dark rum
3/4 oz. brandy
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz. Royal Rose Raspberry Syrup
1/4 oz. Royal Rose Cardamom-Clove Syrup
dash of Angustora bitters
Shake ingredients vigorously over ice, serve straight up in a chilled martini or coupe glass. Finish with a twist (like so many Nicolas Cage movie endings...Face/Off?!).