Thursday, May 10, 2018

Continental Cocktail

As far as creme de menthe drinks go, this one is easier to stomach. I'll start with that. The color is attractive and the lime and mint foreground tastes about the same as it looks. The bonus here is a good colonial rum like Buzzard Point will stand out when needed to, and it does. There's that panela sugar funk that brings this cocktail closer to being a colonial drink.

So with that in mind, we are talking about a drink that represents old Europe in terms of its invention of creme liqueurs like creme de menthe, and the rum trade in the colonies, represented by Buzzard Point and accentuated by this map of the Caribbean.
  • 2 oz. light rum (District Distilling Co. Buzzard Point used)
  • 1/2 oz. green creme de menthe
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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