Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Afrohead "Kill Devil" Cocktail

    Today it is known as Rum, but back in the days of the pirates and the sailors of the 1700's, it was called "Kill Devil".  Kill Devil or rum was a commodity and would be traded for salted fish, pork, beef, timber and livestock.   Kill Devil was very much a part of the "Triangle Trade" between the colonies, Africa and Barbados during the era.  Afrohead Rum has sort of of its own triangle trade origin.  The idea of it was born on Harbour Island in the Bahamas, created in Trinidad and being sold here in the United States.  This is a wonderful rum that has such a colorful history and a chance to off you a chance to enjoy a really fun cocktail.

Afrohead “Kill Devil” Cocktail  

  • 2 oz. Afrohead Aged Dark Rum
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Fee Brothers Old Fashion Bitters

Place all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake until thoroughly chilled and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.  Garnish with a lemon zest.