Friday, February 13, 2009

rhum old fashioned

2 oz Rhum JM VSOP
1/4 oz Maple Syrup
1 dash Clementine Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass.

For my nightcap at Rendezvous last night, I asked Scott to make me something in the Old Fashioned vein. He decided to stick with rum and went with the VSOP {!} of Rhum JM. The aging process did decrease some of the standard flavors of a rhum agricole but the liquor gained in richness from its time in oak. That richness worked well with the maple syrup Scott chose as the sweetener in the drink. Overall, it was a funky drink with some grassy and spicy notes predominating on the palate.

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