This tiki-inspired whiskey cocktail is a variation on Jeff "Beachbum" Berry's Ancient Mariner cocktail. Bourbon, allspice, grapefruit and lime make for a refreshing and citrusy cocktail with just enough wintery spice.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill it 3/4 with ice.
Shake until chilled, then strain the liquid into a glass filled with crushed ice.
Top with more crushed ice, then garnish with freshly grated nutmeg, mint, and a lime wedge, if desired.
If you don’t have allspice dram and can’t find it in stores, you can make a quick allspice simple syrup as a substitute in this recipe. Tip: If making your own allspice simple syrup, you can opt to use ¾ oz of the syrup in place of both the allspice dram and the plain simple syrup that the recipe calls for.
Allspice Simple Syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
5-6 whole allspice berries
Combine ½ cup of sugar and a ½ cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add 5-6 whole allspice berries and bring the liquid to a boil. Once bubbling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and all the mixture to cool fully before straining out the allspice.
Store the simple syrup in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.