101 Best New Cocktails, Emperor’s New Clothes, Iain Yanda McPherson, Panda & Sons, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

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Iain Yanda McPherson, Panda & Sons, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

“Loosely based on the mojito as we wanted a rum based cocktail that was refreshing, moreish and long. Basically giving the rum some new clothes to wear for this year… J  Peppermint tea infusion should be infused for 2-3 minutes, strained and cooled before using in the cocktail. Slainte!” Iain Yanda McPhersonEmperor’s New Clothes

50 ml (1.6 oz) Ron Zacapa 23 rum

15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lemon juice,

15 ml (.5 oz) Umeshu (plum sake)

25 ml (.85 oz) peppermint tea

10 ml (.3 oz) light agave nectar

1 mint sprig and a slice of plum (origami optional), as garnish

Build in a highball glass, stir, add cubed or crushed ice, and add the garnishes.

gaz sez:  Simple, refreshing, and oh such a fine use of Zacapa!  Nicely done, Iain.

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