Wednesday, July 7, 2021

when you're a jet

1 1 /2 oz Aged Dark Rum (Diplomatico Riserva Exlusiva)
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1/2 oz Bigallet China-China (Torani Amer)
2 dash Mole Bitters (Bittermens)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lime twist.
Two Wednesdays prior, I selected Amanda Schuster's New York Cocktails book from the shelf. There, I was lured in by Amanda's Rum Manhattan that reminded her of a Jet Pilot, so she called it When You're a Jet after the Westside Story song. Once prepared, the drink showcased a lime oil and dark rum bouquet to the nose. Next, caramel and orchard fruit notes on the sip danced into rum and dark bitter orange flavors on the swallow with a chocolate finish.

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