The Blind Faith cocktail that I learned from a fellow Instagramer.
Aaron Hatchel reached out to me on Instgram to see if I was interested in doing some sort of collaboration and I am all about that sort of thing!
He works as the lead bartender at the Wilks Bar in Ontario and has an instagram where he shares his cocktail adventures. Go check it out HERE.
We decided to trade drink recipes and share them with our audiences so this is Aaron’s original recipe that i had to tweak just a tad.
When Aaron shared the recipe with me it did not have a name so he told me to pick one, and I chose the Blind Faith cocktail. That seems appropriate since I did my best to make it just as the recipe said with the few tweaks that I had to make and will go over.
The major change from Aaron’s recipe was the rum that I used.
The version he sent me called for Black Seal Rum which I do not have at my home bar right now. However, I have several other rums so I used the one I feel most closely resembles the Goslings.
The Black Seal rum has lots of dark sugar, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and coffee notes going for it, so I chose to go with Pusser’s which has many of the same flavor characteristics.
To me, modifying to suit your tastes/needs is what home bartending is all about!
Yes, the drink will taste slightly different the way I made it here, but it will still be the same cocktail.
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There was also one other small adjustment that came out of necessity and that was using mango syrup instead of a pineapple/mango syrup. Since it is a fairly small portion of the Blind Faith cocktail I don’t think it will make that much of a difference, but I wanted to note it nonetheless.
You can make your own mango syrup by following THIS recipe for raspberry syrup and adjusting the ratio to 150g mango, 150g of cane sugar, and 75g water.
Finish up this summertime refresher
The remaining ingredients are pretty straight forward and make for a great fruity flavor profile in the finished drink.
It is light and tropical, with nice notes of vanilla and caramel coming through from the rum, and a refreshing zip of bubbly ginger!
Here is the short and sweet for the ingredients.
Use fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, use your favorite ginger liqueur (or make one), and grab a high quality spicy ginger beer such as Fever Tree.
Fever Tree makes absolutely awesome mixers including different varieties of tonic, and ginger beer/ales. You can find them in lots of grocery stores and it’s worth buying a quality one so you can drink the rest that you don’t use in the cocktail.
I enjoyed making Aaron’s cocktail and I look forward to doing more collaborations like this in the future.
Blind Faith Cocktail Recipe
- 1 1/2 oz Pusser's Rum
- 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
- 3/4 oz White Grape Juice
- 1/2 oz Ginger Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Mango Syrup
- ~1 1/2 oz Ginger Beer
- 5 drops 20% Saline - (optional)
- Add the ingredients other than the ginger beer to your shaker tin.
- Add ice and shake for about 10 seconds.
- Strain into a cocktail glass with ice.
- Top up with the ginger beer.