Parasol

Shannon Mustipher, author of Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails, has a masterful understanding of tropical flavors and combinations, and a knack for making them accessible for the rest of us.

The Parasol is a perfect case-in-point: it’s a recipe so simple that we were shocked it didn’t already exist, and yet it tastes so fresh and new. Familiar, yet unexpected – a Mustipher hallmark.

We confess that we have tried this drink with bottom-shelf banana liqueur, and it was surprisingly agreeable. For the best incarnation, though, you’ll want a high-end liqueur like Giffard’s Banana du Bresil.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a small chilled cocktail glass or coupe. Garnish with a dusting of freshly-grated nutmeg.

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