Thursday, August 18, 2016

Denizen Rum Sour: Try One This Afternoon

     Today  I am looking at Denizen Rum to create a new Sour.  Denizen Rum has a really nice unique flavor to it and has to be used very carefully when making cocktails.  Today I think I have found another way to use it that enhances the flavor of the rum while providing a really tasty cocktail.

     A sour is a traditional family of mixed drinks.  Sours belong to one of the old families of original cocktails and are described by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 book How to Mix Drinks.   Sours are mixed drinks containing a base liquor, lemon or lime juice, a sweetener and egg whites are also included in some sours.  This is another variation on this time honored line of cocktails.

Denizen Rum Sour

  • 2 1/2 oz. Denizen Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Egg White (lightly whipped)
  • 1 Tsp. Orange Marmalade
  • 1/2 oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
  • Juice of 1/4 Lime

Place Egg white, Denizen Rum and orange marmalade in dry shaker and shake until frothy, add ice, dry curacao and lemon juice and shake until thoroughly chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with an orange zest.