Genius mixologist Shannon Mustipher invented the Kingston Soundsytem in response to a challenge from PUNCH magazine: translate a beloved song into cocktail form.
Mustipher selected her favorite reggae song: “Skylarking” by Horace Andy, one of the most influential names of the 70’s Dub and Dance Hall scenes in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Kingston Soundsystem recipe draws on a bevy of classic Caribbean flavors: aged pot still Jamaican rum (it’s also great with pineapple rum), laser-hot overproof rum, and the incredible melange of fruit flavors offered by the humble soursop fruit. The surprise twist? An injection of Alpine herbs, from the gentian-forward Suze.
- 1 part Pot still Jamaican Aged rum or Pineapple rum
- ½ part White Overproof light rum
- ½ part Gentian liqueur
- ¾ part Lime juice
- ½ part Soursop nectar
Shake all ingredients with ice, and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with pineapple fronds, edible orchids, and/or a lime wheel.
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- Kingston Soundsystem at PUNCH