Tiki Negroni

Tiki Negroni 1 oz Don Papa Rum 1 oz Campari 1 oz Lillet Blanc 0.5 oz Velvet Falernum 2 oz freshly-squeezed orange juice Place ingredients in blender with 10 standard ice cubes and blend until no ice chunks remain. Garnish with orange wheel. People are having too much fun with Negroni Week for me not…

Be Still, My Beeting Heart

Be Still, My Beeting Heart 1 1/2 tsp honey 1/2 lime, quartered 9 mint large leaves A dash of salt 2 oz Bacardi White Rum 1 oz Beet Juice 3-4 oz Prosecco Place honey, lime and mint in a shaker and muddle. Add ice, rum, beet juice and a dash of salt. Shake and strain…

Lucky Swizzle

Lucky Swizzle 1.5 oz Clement Rhum Blanc Agricole 1 oz Don Papa Rum 0.5 oz Velvet Falernum 3 oz Gingered apple, kale & lime juice  3 dashes Angostura Bitters Fill a 16 oz hurricane glass with crushed ice. Add ingredients, then swizzle until the outside of the glass is frosty. Garnish with a lime wheel….

The Underdog

The Underdog 0.75 oz Four Roses Bourbon Yellow Label 0.75 oz Marie Duffau Napoléon Bas Armagnac 0.75 oz  Casa Bacardi 8 years old dark rum 1 oz Ginger Peach Sweet Tea Simple Syrup (recipe below) 0.75 oz Prosecco 0.5 oz lemon juice 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Fill a mixing glass with ice, add ingredients and stir…

The Earl of Rum

  The Earl of Rum 2 oz Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 dark rum 0.75 oz Earl Grey simple syrup (recipe below) 0.5 oz Savory & James Deluxe Medium Sherry Amontillado Stir ingredients with ice, strain and serve in chilled punch glass. Garnish with a flaming orange twist. I’m more of a coffee than a tea drinker, but I…

Key Lime Daiquiri

Key Lime Daiquiri 2 oz Key West First Legal Rum 0.75 oz key lime juice 0.75 oz simple syrup Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lime wheel. I was in Key West on business last week and was thrilled, after a long day of working in a place ill…

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter At midnight, Harry Potter fans got a taste of what they’ve been yearning for since they finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — more. We took our ten-year-old daughter to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She may have been more excited than we…

Dos Amigos i un Amico

Dos Amigos i un Amico Recipe 1 oz dark rum (I used Ron Zacapa Centenario 23) 1 oz Aperol 1 oz Amontillado Medium Sherry [I used Savory & James Deluxe Medium Sherry Amontillado.] Stir ingredients with ice, strain and serve over ice in chilled rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. I’ve been going at…

Liquid Sunshine

Liquid Sunshine Recipe 1.5 oz dark rum (I used Casa Bacardi 8 years old) 1.25 oz Cointreau .5 oz lime juice 1/2 tsp oleo saccharum Juice from 1/2 ” piece of turmeric Shake with ice and strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with lime wheel. Rum is one of my favorite spirits, so it’s odd…