In Cuba, the rum and Coke is known as la mentirita, meaning "little white lie". Execution-wise, Kilpatrick's White Lie is a cross between a Sazerac and a rum and Coke. Instead of the Sazerac's absinthe wash, the glass here gets a spritz of Herbsaint to keep the effect more aromatic. The Coca Cola acts as the sweetener and mingles with a healthy dose of bitters, resulting in a complex and sophisticated cocktail punctuated by toffee notes.
Recipe from Ted Kilpatrick of No. 9 Park.
- Yield:1 cocktail
- 1 ounce Wray & Nephew overproof rum
- 3/4 ounce Old Monk rum
- 1/2 ounce Angostura bitters
- 1 3/4 ounce Mexican Coca Cola
- 3 sprays of atomized Herbsaint
For the cocktail: Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add both rums and bitters. Stir. Spray rocks glass with Herbsaint. Add Coca Cola to mixing glass and immediately pour into an un-iced, atomized rocks glass.