Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of RUM!!

It's National Rum Day and today August 16, 2011 I left the celebrating to the Keller-McNulty clan who spent their day drinking beachside on their Rhode Island vacation.  I received a text of their bar tab full of Dark & Stormy cocktails. I was inspired. The Dark & Stormy is a rum based cocktail with ginger beer. The spicy ginger and sweet dark rum work quite well together.  Basically it's a rum Moscow Mule but I'll save those classic recipes for another day.

It just so happens that MiddleBar has been perfecting a new rum cocktail to add to our current menu.   What a perfect day to unveil this MiddleBar original-- "The Renaissance Rum Cocktail."  This recipe is an homage to the new age of rum. The fantastic spirit moving from it's former life in the Tiki, Daiquiri, and the Hurricane to a new sophisticated drinking pleasure.  Welcome to rum, it's all grown up now.     

Glassware: Stemmed glass

2 oz Aged Rum
1 oz Triple Sec
1 squeeze of fresh lemon
1 egg white (or 3 drops Fee’s bar foam)

Garnish:  White sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon rim and top with several eye drops of Peychaud’s bitters.  

The hint of cinnamon sugar blends nicely with the cane sweetness of the rum but the bitters really makes the drink.  The Peychaud's adds a complexity to the drink and the Renaissance cocktail is not the same without it.  The egg white brings an incredible silky mouth feel and sets the drink apart from it's tropical family members.

Yo Ho Ya'll

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