Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Rum and Drambuie: Unique Flavors That Work Well Together

    I got looking for a classic liqueur to work with the other day and I ran across a bottle of Drambuie. I immediately began to work with it to see what I could do with it.   Drambuie is a sweet, golden colored 40% ABV liqueur made from scotch whisky, honey, herbs and spices.   It has a very unique flavor like Liquor 43, Campari, or   Chartreuse.  

     The taste of Drambuie is the result of infusing a unique blend of aged Scotch whisky with a secret combination of spices, heather honey & herbs. Its origins can be traced to a secret recipe created for Bonnie Prince Charlie by his Royal Apothecary in the 18th Century.
     The elixir was infused with spices such as cloves for their medicinal purposes, and saffron to give the liquid its rich golden color. It became the Prince’s personal draft, and he drank a few drops each day for strength and vitality.
     A unique Highland spirit - it is most certainly royal in appearance, exquisite in taste and deliciously potent. The name Drambuie is derived from Scots Gaelic An Dram Buidheach and means "The Drink that Satisfies".   

Café del Ron
·         1 1/2 oz. Plantation Trinidad 2000
·         1/2 oz. Drambuie
·         ¼ oz. Absinthe – Glass rinse
·         Mint Sprig, for Garnish

Place Rum and Drambuie in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled.  Place absinthe in chilled cocktail glass and swirl around and dump out.  Strain contents of the shaker into the glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.