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It was an era of glamorous movie stars and flapper dresses, and tied together with depression era dancing, canapes and big band swing jazz. Cocktails for the most part were served in Martini Glasses and had a very strong glamorous look to them with unique garnishes.
Again I would like to take two of the more famous cocktails from the era and make them into a rum cocktail.
The Manhattan was a very popular cocktail of the era that was made with rye whiskey. I think that if you use a rum like Abuelo 12 or 7 year old rum this will be a really nice cocktail.
- 2 1/4 oz. Abuelo 7 Year Old Rum
- 1 oz. Sweet Red Vermouth
- Dash of Bitters
- 1 oz. Plantation Barbados 2000 Rum
- 1 oz. Cointreau
- 1 oz. Lemon Juice
Give both of these a try, I think you enjoy revisiting the Big Band Jazz era with the help of some very fine rums. Rums carry the notes of the original spirits, then add a certain sweetness that the whiskey lacks. Enjoy these cocktail when you get an opportunity