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The Kryptonite Cocktail

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This cocktail has the word ‘nuclear’ in the title so prepare yourself for a cold war in your gob.

Created by the late and great bartender Gregor de Gruyther who held court at the hive of skullduggery that is LAB in London, it’s a villainous mix to challenge the chops of the most accomplished drinker. With a kryptonite green tinge, its skull cracking power comes from the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, a 63% spirit promises ripe bananas and nutty sweetness, but mostly puts you on your backside.

Elsewhere, the beautifully botanical Green Chartreuse was created by monks but, at 55% abv, it’s a truly immoral addition here. Even the sweetening agent Velvet Falernum has an 11% booze count. Meanwhile, its name is a painful reminder of Nuclear Man, the shoddy baddie in the ill-advised Superman IV. It’s tasty, but comes with all kinds of danger.

Glass: Coupe

  • 25ml Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum
  • 25ml Green Chartreuse
  • 12.5ml Velvet Falernum
  • 25ml fresh lime

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with lime zest.

Suggested by Tom Sandham, author of World’s Best Cocktails and creator of thinkingdrinkers.com

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