Rum is the New Black
Serve in an Old Fashioned Glass
- 2 1/2 oz Phraya premium gold rum
- 1/4 oz Thai syrup*
- 1 dash Bittermen’s Xocolatl Mole bitters
- 1 dash Bittermen’s Taza Chocolate extract
Garnish: Grapefruit Peel
How to Make
*For the Thai simple:
take 1 part palm sugar (natural sugars from coconut blossoms) to equal part water; Add to that a couple pieces of fresh lemongrass (pro tip: beat them up a bit with a muddler to loosen up the fibers and release its flavors). Boil. simmer. cool. strain. bottle. You know the drill.
For the Cocktail
In a mixing glass, add all these ingredients with some nice pieces of ice and stir.
Double strain into a rocks glass with a nice chunk of ice & press a grapefruit peel
over the top, serving as a garnish as well.
Anyone can make a quality rum Old Fashioned by simply replacing the whiskey for rum (or for mezcal like in a Oaxacan Old Fashioned) but this one is a bit different with the syrup used and the addition of the cacao. It rounds out with the lower notes of the rum that make it a smooth sip without being overtly sweet