Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Barrel Cooler: Awesome for the Summer

      The idea of a refreshing cooler in the heat of summer is a;ways a good idea.  Here is a way to include fresh grapefruit with Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum and have a cocktail that will quench you thirst during these hot summer days.  Mount Gay's Black Barrel Rum and grapefruit work so well together and with the addition of Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur to lighten the flavor, you have a real winner.

     Give this one a try, if you want a little less sweetness fool around with the amount of agave nectar to sweeten to your personal liking.

The Barrel Cooler
·         2 oz. Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
·         1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
·         3/4 oz. Agave Nectar
·         1/2 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
·         4 drops of Fee Brothers Barrel Aged Bitters

 Combine all ingredients shaker with ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon zest