Cocktails in the Country: Summer Rummin’ Happened So Fast by Trish Rossiene, Gramercy Terrace, New York, NY
Summer Rummin’ Happened So Fast
Trish Rossiene, Gramercy Terrace, New York, NY
Summer reminds me of blueberries from my family vacations in Ogunquit, Maine, so I was excited to use this element with my chosen spirit: Zapaca 23. It’s a stellar product. I used the balsamic vinegar as acid to balance the sweetness of the Blueberry Finn, the gomme syrup to add roundness, and the tiki bitters to add complexity.
2 oz (60 ml) Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23 Rum
.75 oz (22.5 ml) The American Juice Company’s Blueberry Finn
.5 oz (15 ml) Eli Mason Gomme Syrup
.5 oz (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
1 dropper Bittermens ‘Elemakule Tiki® Bitters
1 scant barspoon (about .125 oz) balsamic vinegar
1 skewered orange twist, as garnish
Shake over ice, and double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.