Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thinking Fall Cocktails, "Just a Little anead of the Times"

     I was thinking of my friends at Siesta Key Rum the other day and it gave me an idea for a fall cocktail.   Siesta Key Spiced Rum always reminds me of fall and the holiday seasons with it's pumpkin pie and ginger bread flavors.   Two ideas popped into my head. The first was to mix equal portions of El Dorado Rum Cream and Siesta Key Spiced Rum, a faux eggnog type of mixture.  This turned out to be very good.

     Next, I wanted a faux martini.   This took a couple of tries, but it really turned out well.

Fall Apple  Rumtini

·         1 ½ oz. Siesta Key Spiced Rum
·         1 oz. Dekuyper Apple Sour
·         ¾ oz. Agave Nectar
·         1 oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer

Take a lemon wedge and roll it around the rim of the Martini Glass  and dip it in cinnamon sugar.  Place all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled and strain into the chilled Martini Glass rimmed with cinnamon.    Garnish with a green apple wedge.