How to Make the Equal Opportunist, a Cocktail That'll Make You Say U-S-A

In Depth

Welcome to Boozinette. This is the Equal Opportunist.

  • 2 oz spiced rum
  • 1 oz habañero syrup
  • 3/4 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 cherry
  • 1 American flag toothpick
  • 2 habañero peppers
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Remove stems from peppers and slice ‘em up. In a small saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer for 10 minutes. Strain, contain, let cool and refrigerate. Use to add a little heat to any drink accompanied by tepid conversation.

Pour all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake like an imperialist shakedown for 10-12 seconds. Fine strain into a lowball over ice. Garnish with a cherry & an American flag toothpick (made-in-China). Pairs nicely with massive debt.

David is an artist from Ridgewood, Queens, that makes drinks, drawings, and questionable decisions in the name of scientific regress. You can find him bartending at Huckleberry Bar when he isn’t at his drafting table. Follow him @drawdavedraw.

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