Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rum Martini

The standard Rum Martini with 3 oz. of dry light rum and 1/2 oz. dry vermouth is very much like a vodka Martini. If you want your Rum Martini to taste more like a gin Martini, use 1/2 oz. of Cotton & Reed Dry Spiced Rum. This rum has a lot of botanicals similar to those found in craft gins like orris root, angelica root, and fenugreek. It also has clove, cumin, ginger, peppercorn, and nutmeg--a lot like the ingredients in orange bitters that is also called for in the original recipe.

This is the first cocktail I've used Cotton & Reed Dry Spiced Rum for, mostly because it is so unusual that it doesn't fit in typical boat drink cocktails or tropical recipes you find in old bar books. Use it as an amaro, though to spice up a Manhattan or Martini, and you have the right idea.
  • 3 oz. unaged white rum
  • 1/2 oz. Cotton & Reed Dry Spiced Rum (optional)
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • dash orange bitters (Hella used)
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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