Saturday, June 10, 2017

independence swizzle

2 oz Amber Rum (Plantation Original Dark)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 1/2 tsp Honey (1/2 oz 1:1 Honey Syrup)
1 tsp Sugar (1/4 oz 1:1 Simple Syrup)
3 dash Aromatic Bitters (Angostura)

Build in a Collins glass, swizzle to mix and chill, and decorate with berries (mint sprigs).
When I got home from work two Saturdays ago, I turned to my new purchase of David and Lesley Solmonson's 12 Bottle Bar book. There, I spotted the Independence Swizzle that was the authors' riff on Trader Vic's Barbados Red Rum Swizzle. Once prepared, it offered a mint aroma that gave way to a lime, honey, and caramel sip. Next, dark rum led the swallow that ended with allspice, clove, and further honey flavors.

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