Sunday, April 17, 2016

puerto rican rum swizzle

1 oz Puerto Rican Rum (Don Q Cristal)
1 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 tsp Sugar (1/2 oz Simple Syrup)

Build in a 10 oz glass and fill with crushed ice. Add several squirts of seltzer (omitted) and swizzle to mix and chill. I added a spent half lime shell that contained ~1/4 oz Don Q 151 Proof Rum which was ignited.
In continuing with Swizzle Week last Monday, I reached for another Trader Vic book, namely the 1947 Bartender's Guide and spotted a pair of Puerto Rican Swizzles. While the one listed below, the Puerto Rico Swizzle, seemed like most of the other basic swizzles, the Puerto Rican Rum Swizzle had a degree of soft herbal elegance by lessening the spirit load by including French vermouth and removing bitters from the equation.
Puerto Rico Swizzle
• 3 oz Puerto Rican Rum
• Juice of 1 Lime
• 1 tsp Sugar
• 3 dash Angostura Bitters
Build in a tall glass, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill.
The Puerto Rican Rum Swizzle had a lime aroma with a hint of wine from the vermouth. Those lime and white grape elements continued on into the sip, and the swallow ended with rum and herbal notes with a lime finish.

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