Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Improved Rhum Cocktail


Jerry Thomas published the first ever drink book in the United States in 1862 called The Bar-Tender's Guide (also called The Bon-Vivant's Companion). In it, Thomas gave his recipe for an original Brandy Cocktail containing gum syrup, bitters, brandy and curacao. Building on that recipe, this Improved Cocktail adds a dash of absinthe along with Maraschino Liqueur replacing the curacao. Here is my version of the Improved Rum Cocktail. (I think its improved because it uses Depaz and Absinthe Marteau ) -

Improved Rhum Cocktail
2.00 oz. Depaz Blue Cane Amber Rhum
0.50 tbsp. Absinthe
0.50 tbsp. Rich Demerara Syrup (2:1)
1.00 tbsp. Maraschino Liqueur
2 dashes Fee's Old Fashioned Bitters
Stir all ingredients with fresh cracked ice. Strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass.

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