Monday, August 29, 2016

Rum Fix

Good rum doesn't need much to fix it. What I had to fix was the fact that I had no gold rum. But since gold rum is just white and dark rum that's blended together. So I went half-and-half with Plantation 3-Stars white rum and Lyon Dark Rum. This was a good choice and one that made a richly sugary and caramel rum drink served long and cold.

Not much lemon juice or sugar is used to balance the drink, so it relies on water and lots of ice to swizzle the three ounces of liquor, chilling and diluting the cocktail. And like a swizzle this is done by stirring. Here's how.
  • 2 oz. gold rum
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 oz. water
  • maraschino cherry
  • lemon slice
Combine rum, lemon juice and sugar in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass full of fresh ice. Add rum and stir well until chilled. Garnish with cherry and lemon slice.  

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