Last week I received a job lot of cook books in the post from Mitchell Beazley (publishers) – I prop styled 7 cook books for them over the last year or so before I left the UK and as a way to thank my friends here in Spain for their hospitality I turned to the Levi Roots book Spice It Up! and treated them to a Jamaican BBQ of Lime Jerk Chicken, Hot Hot Roots curry with coconut and mango relish. I had my eye on Levi’s ‘Whack-Me -Bottom’ cocktail while styling his book and trus’ me it’s a winner. Levi says ‘Get ready – this is going to blast your head off! You don’t need to go to the ends of the earth for any unusual ingredients if you can’t find Curacao, use Cointreau instead, but after drinking a couple of glasses you’ll be lying on a beach on the other side of the world.’ I cant remember the beach part but I do remember a massive saucepan full of Whack-Me Bottom drinks being disposed of in an industrial ‘style an’ fashion’ by my friends sitting up on the roof terrace, forget the couple of glasses rule, multiple units were drunk with gusto. I’m not sure how merry our local hotel owner was but he demonstrated the punch line of his joke enthusiastically by pulling down his trousers and waddling across the room, something to do with a hooker and a penguin?? There was some buoyant reggae dancing in the kitchen later watched on by some fatigued teenagers. I really feel like it’s my home here now I’ve had my friends over.
Whack-me-bottom cocktail recipe:
- 1 part dark rum
- 1 part vodka
- half part Curacao
- 1 part mango juice
- 1 part orange juice
- 1 part pineapple juice
- 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
- ice cubes
- caster sugar to taste
- mint sprigs
1. Shake everything together, except the sugar and the mint,over ice cubes in a cocktail shaker or mix in a massive pot like me.
2. Add sugar to taste (I didn’t use any) add the mint sprigs and pour and pour and …