1 ¾ oz rum (Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum)
¼ oz triple sec (Pierre Ferrand Curaçao)
1 egg white
½ oz lime juice
Sugar to taste
Combine with ice; shake into pre-chilled glass. Strain. Add ice and top with one or two mint leaves, partially torn.
This looks like a boozy rum sidecar with egg whites in it and some (torn?) mint leaves on top. What could go wrong, right? Everything, it seems. I don’t know why, but this is disgusting. There is something really vile about it. Perhaps it’s the soapy egg white that doesn’t belong here. Maybe the recipe really wants Cointreau and not the Pierre Ferrand curaçao we used. It’s actually kind of a wonderful mystery, how and why the ACAPULCO is so awful, clearly less than the sum of its parts. It is so vile I might actually lobby to go against tradition and make it again to be sure of its vileness.
SCORES: Brian gives it a 2. Eric, a 1.