Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cocktail Possibilities with Oloroso Finished Rum

     Oloroso Sherry barrel finished rum from my friends at Cayman Spirits Company is the basis for this very interesting herbal cocktail.   There’s a lot of interest these days in making cocktails with Sherry in them.   Just for your information, Abuelo has released Abuelo XV Oloroso Finished Rum, currently available here in the states.  This is an idea that I had after sipping the new Oloroso finished Seven Fathoms Rum recently.  The rich fruity flavors of the Oloroso finished rum blends well with the herbal notes of the Amaro.  A little bit of sweetening with the thyme syrup really sets it off.  The herbal notes are especially noted in the lingering finish.

Fruit and Herb Cocktail

  • 2 ½ oz. Oloroso Barrel Finished Rum
  • ¾ oz. Amaro de Toscana
  • ½ oz. Thyme Syrup
  • ½ oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashion Bitters.

Place all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, shake until chilled.  Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon zest.  Note: Abuelo XV Oloroso Finished Rum also works well.