Saturday, July 23, 2022

the black spot

1 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum
1 oz Jamaican Rum (Smith & Cross)
3/4 oz Coffee Liqueur (Copper & Kings)
1/4 oz 2:1 Demerara Syrup (3/8 oz 1:1)
3 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice and strain into a Laphroaig Scotch-rinsed old fashioned glass.
Two Saturdays ago, I was perusing the Kindred Cocktails database when I spotted the rum Revolver of sorts called the Black Spot created by UK drink maker Benjamin Talbot in 2016. Since there was already a significant sugar content here from the syrup, I went with my driest coffee liqueur -- namely Copper & Kings' Destillaré Intense Café. With Smith & Cross as the Jamaican rum, the Black Spot cast out a smoke, rum funk, char, and molasses nose. Next, caramel and roast notes on the sip slid into dark rum, rum funk, coffee, char, and orange flavors on the swallow.

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