Thursday, August 25, 2016

Golden Spice Island Jane

Thinking back on my trip to Grenada a few years back, I got to thinking that it would be really cool to make a drink that brought out many of the Caribbean spices all in one cocktail.  It starts with a syrup that brings together the sweetness of the island cocktails with cinnamon and clove then with the sprinkling of fresh nutmeg and ginger on the top you have a really tasty island style cocktail that is really refreshing.

Golden Spice Island Jane

  • 2 oz. Afrohead 7 Year Old Rum
  • Juice of ½ Lemon
  • ¾  oz. Bahama Bob’s Cinamon – Clove Syrup 
  • 2 oz. Water or Club Soda

Place all ingredients into a shake filled with ice and shake until chilled.  Strain into a Collins Glass filled with fresh ice.   Sprinkle fresh ground nutmeg and a dash of ground ginger on top.  Garnish with a lime wheel.

Bahama Bob’s Cinnamon – Clove Syrup

  • 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • ½ Tsp. Ground Clove
  • ½ Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Water

Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Reduce temperature to maintain a slow boil for 5 more minutes.  Pour into a suitable container and place in refrigerator for about an hour or so.   Keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.