On February 12, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DiSCUS) presented their annual report about the state of the spirits industry in America. The key talking points were not shocking to most industry-watchers: the current trade wars are devastating for American Whiskey producers; the premium and super premium sectors are booming; and the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBTRA) is a win, but more work is needed.
- Base Spirit Rum
- Preparation Swizzle
- Flavor Refreshing
- Served Swizzled
The PGS is the work of a writer, not a bartender. This drink was developed by Matt Pietrek of Cocktail Wonk while he was working on Minimalist Tiki with his wife Carrie Smith. You can buy the entire book here..
- Build ingredients in a tall cooler glass. Fill nearly full with fresh crushed ice.
- Swizzle vigorously with a swizzle stick or bar spoon. Top up with more crushed ice.
- Garnish with a pineapple frond and an orchid.