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RUM CLASSICS

Rum has grown in popularity over the last decade in the United States with numerous Tiki bars opening up. 

You may have had frozen daquiri's from a slurpee machine, but Tiki drinks are incredibly complex, well balanced, and difficult to master. 

Here are some of my favorite rum classics.

Rum is the tonic that clarifies the vision, and sets things in true perspective.

-Brian D'Ambrosio

American Journalist & Author

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Mojito

Rum, lime, simple syrup, mint, bitters

2 oz White Rum

6-8 mint leaves

3/4 oz simple syrup

1 oz lime juice

1 dash angostura bitters

Add mint and syrup into a shaker. Gently muddle the mint. Then add the remaining ingredients and short shake with crushed ice. Dump everything into a double rocks or highball glass.

Top off with crushed ice and garnish with a mint bushel and optional lime wedge/wheel.

(optional: top off with club soda)

Daiquiri

Rum, lime, simple syrup

2 oz Rum

1 oz fresh lime juice

3/4 oz simple syrup

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a glass. 

Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel.

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Mai Tai

Rum, Orange Curaçao, lime,

orgeat, demerera 

2 oz Blended Rum

1/2 oz Orange Curaçao

3/4 oz fresh lime juice

1/4 oz orgeat syrup

1/4 oz demerara syrup

Place all ingredients in the cocktail shaker. Add a handful of crushed ice to the shaker and short shake. Dump all the contents of the shaker into a double rocks glass. 

Top off with crushed ice. 

Garnish with a used lime wheel and a mint garnish. This is suppossed to mimic and island with a tree. 

Talk about a tropical drink! This is the original Mai Tai recipe by Trader Vic.

Eggnog

Rum, Cognac, Bourbon,

cane sugar syrup, heavy cream, egg

3/4 oz Aged Rum

3/4 oz Cognac

1 tsp Vanilla Bourbon

3/4 oz cane sugar syrup

1 oz heavy cream

1 whole egg (yes the whole egg)

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake without ice hard for 30 seconds. Shake again with ice for 8-10 seconds. Dump out the ice and shake again without ice for about 15 seconds. Strain into a double rocks or hot toddy glass.

Garnish with grated nutmeg and cinnamon.

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Honeysuckle

Rum, lime, honey syrup

2 oz White Rum

3/4 oz fresh lime juice

3/4 oz honey syrup

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a glass. 

Garnish with a lime wheel.

Dark and Stormy

Rum, lime, ginger syrup, soda

2 oz Black Rum

3/4 oz fresh lime juice

1 oz ginger syrup

2 oz club soda

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, except the club soda, and short shake with crushed ice. Dump into a highball or double rocks glass. Add roughly 2 oz club soda and top off with crushed ice.

Garnish with a lime wheel and optional candied ginger.

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