1 oz Simple Syrup 1:1 (Jaggery Syrup)
3/4 oz Amber Rum (Appleton V/X)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and strain.
After the Whirlpool Julep, I decided to make one of the Angostura 2011 Competition recipes that had me intrigued. Local hero Ezra Star of Drink was amongst the seven finalists, and one of her two cocktails was called the Little Red Lion. The drink was not a variation of the Red Lion itself, but it appeared to be more of a variation on Jerry Thomas' White Lion from 1862:
White LionDespite the raspberry making Ezra's drink red to begin with, the addition of a healthy slug of Angostura surely intensified things.
• 1 tsp Sugar
• Juice of 1/2 Lime (include rind in mixing glass)
• 1 wineglass Santa Cruz Rum (2 oz)
• 1 tsp Curaçao
• 1 tsp Raspberry Syrup
Mix well, chill with shaved ice, and garnish with berries in season.