Monday, July 30, 2018

Apple Rum Rickey

A Rickey is a Rickey--unless it is this apple rum thing. First of all, what is apple rum. It's not a thing, actually. Or maybe it is no different from apple whiskey, which is also known as apple brandy. So that still doesn't make it a thing. What you can do to make this drink is use a rum with some real sugar flavors as sweetener (Rickeys have no added sugar) to the apple brandy like mine that is made with winesap apples.

This Rickey is strange in that you are supposed to taste the brandy and rum and not lime juice. The twist is there as only a suggestion of lime. The drink is dry and doesn't mess around despite it's lower alcohol content. Very good on a hot day.
  • 1 oz. apple brandy
  • 1/2 oz. light rum (Vitae Platinum Used)
  • sparkling water (Perrier used)
  • lime twist
Combine rum and apple brandy in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled highball glass full of fresh ice cubes. Top with sparkling water and stir gently. Garnish with the lime twist. 

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