Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kingston Cocktail

Most Jamaican-themed cocktails make use of the richly flavored local rum as well as Jamaica's cash crop, coffee. There's plenty of instances where no rum is used at all, and just coffee liqueur or coffee are used. This happens in hot and cold drinks alike.

I wish I had Appleton Estate rum for this cocktail, but Pusser's Rum is probably the closest match for Jamaica's funky and flavorful well aged rums. Wooden stills and long again make Pusser's Guyana rum very similar to the older Jamaican rums. The amount of coffee liqueur, and I used my homemade coffee liqueur with cold brew coffee, rum and vanilla and coco flavors, is pretty minimal, so this turns out to be a cocktail that really features and plays well with a tasty rum.
  • 2 oz. dark rum (Jamaican rum recommended, Pusser's Rum used)
  • 3/4 oz. coffee liqueur (homemade coffee liqueur used)
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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