Monday, February 10, 2014


1 1/2 oz Bacardi 8 Year Rum
3/4 oz Maple Syrup
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/4 oz Honey Syrup (2:1)

Shake with ice and strain into a Highball glass filled with crushed ice. Add a straw.
Two Saturdays ago, we paid a visit to Eastern Standard for a late dinner after my DJ gig. For a drink, I asked bartender Hugh Fiore for the Cypress that was subtitled, "View from the Concourse." Hugh attributed this golf-themed sipper to fellow bartender Bobby McCoy. Once mixed, the Cypress greeted the nose with a rum aroma. The maple accentuated the barrel aged notes of the rum and joined the honey and citrus flavors on the sip. Finally, the rum began the swallow that showcased earthy notes and spice.

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