Let’s play a game. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “libation”? Ancient rituals, perhaps? Offering drinks to deities? Well, hold onto your imagination because Freshwater Tavern is rewriting the libation playbook with a modern twist. In the world of craft cocktails, libation takes on a new persona. It’s not just an act of pouring liquid; it’s a mesmerizing dance of flavors and textures.
Before we dive into the intricate blend of flavors in The Libation, let’s take a moment to appreciate the heart of this craft cocktail: Freshwater Rum. Distilled with precision and passion in Holland, Michigan. New Holland Brewing states, “Freshwater Rum is barrel-aged in a variety of barrels, including wine, whiskey, and virgin. This provides a caramel color, deep body, and a rich, smooth marriage of molasses and oak.”
Now, as you lift the glass to your lips, you’re greeted by the tantalizing aroma of tropical fruits and the faintest whisper of vanilla. The first sip is a journey through layers of flavor: the initial sweetness of pineapple and coconut, followed by the citrusy kick of lemon juice, and the intricate warmth of vanilla and curacao.
With each subsequent sip, you discover new facets of this cocktail’s personality, making it a beverage to savor and appreciate. So, the next time you find yourself at Freshwater Tavern, be sure to indulge in this enchanting libation and experience the magic for yourself.