lime juice


Alexander Hamilton:  JUST YOU WAIT

(dark rum, orgeat, black tea, lime juice, creme de menthe)

How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a
Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a
Forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence
Impoverished, in squalor
Drink up to be a hero and a scholar?

The ounce-and-half rum is a starter but just a starter
Gotta go farther, make the drink a bit harder
Half ounce creme de menthe and a font of black tea–
Two ounces is enough, or should be

Move onto the orgeat, quarter ounce should do it
Then a quarter ounce of lime juice has gone in before you knew it
Agitate the mixture in a shaker, shake on through it
And my friend, that is how you brew.  Whatcha brewin’?

Alexander Hamilton
The drink’s for Alexander Hamilton
And it will get you wasted, son
Just you wait
It’s called a ‘Just You Wait’

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[OOC note: Much like Alexander Hamilton himself, this drink needs a lot of chill in order for the flavors to marry properly.  Definitely chill both the glass you’re pouring the mixture into and also the mixture itself with ice, and it’s best if you let it sit for a few minutes before drinking as well.]