101 Best New Cocktails: Free Rider by Billy Helmkamp, The Whistler, Chicago, IL.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, May 19th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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 Free RiderFree Rider

Adapted from a recipe by Billy Helmkamp, The Whistler, Chicago, IL.

“I created this drink for February’s Mixology Monday, the theme of which was Tiki. Much like the song it was named after, this drink is a mash-up of sorts. It was inspired by two of my favorite cocktails at the moment: Robert Hess’ Voyager and Jeffrey Morganthaler’s Kingston Club.  You can read more about this drink here

30 ml (1 oz) Lemon Hart 151 Demerara rum

30 ml (1 oz) Bénédictine

15 ml (.5 oz) Fernet Branca

45 ml (1.5 oz) pineapple juice

22.5 ml (.75 oz) lime juice

7.5 ml (.25 oz) demerara syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters

1 mint leaf, as garnish

Shake and strain into a Tiki mug. Fill with crushed ice and add the garnish.

gaz sez:  Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy!  The combination of Fernet, Bénédictine, and pineapple juice, all lying on a bed of Lemon Hart 151 with pineapple juice sweetening the deal and Angostura jumping in there to make you sit up and take notice is a treat you’ll never forget.  Billy has sold me on Tiki.  Something I never thought would happen.


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