Tuesday, August 21, 2012

1788 buck

1 3/4 oz Smith & Cross Rum
3/4 oz Five Spice Syrup (recipe)
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Top with 2-3 oz ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge and add a straw.
The drink that bartender John Nugent made for Andrea was the 1788 Buck. The recipe was crafted by Citizen's Chad Arnholt who named the drink after the year the Smith & Cross distillery's lineage can be traced back to in Jamaica. The Buck began with a fresh lime aroma that was balanced by the rum's funk. Next, the lime, ginger notes, and carbonation offered up a crisp sip; the swallow got rather interesting with the Smith & Cross funky rum flavors mixing with more ginger and the five spice notes especially the star anise.

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