Tuesday, May 31, 2011


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?!).

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