Episode 30: Denizen Merchant's Reserve

5 Minutes of Rum episode 30: Denizen Merchant’s Reserve, revisiting the Mai Tai, and the Taboo Tai Swizzle.

Mai Tai
2 oz Denizen Merchant’s Reserve
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 orange curaçao (Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao)
1/2 orgeat
1/4 oz simple syrup (to taste)
Shake all ingredients with ice cubes in a boston shaker. Strain over fresh crushed ice in a double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a spent lime shell and a sprig of spanked mint.

Taboo Tai Swizzle
2 oz Denizen Merchant’s Reserve
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz orgeat
2 dashes orange bitters (Angostura)
Add all ingredients to a collins glass filled with crushed ice. Swizzle/stir to combine. Refill with crushed ice and continue to swizzle until the glass frosts over. Add 2 more dashes of orange bitters to ice, and garnish with a lime shell and (spanked) mint.

Episode 29: R.L. Seale 10-year Barbados rum

5 Minutes of Rum episode 29: R.L. Seale 10 year Barbados rum, cracking the spine of Potions of the Caribbean, and the Pupule.

3 oz gold Barbados rum (R.L. Seale 10 year) - note the original recipe calls for gold Virgin Islands rum
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh orange juice (may as well make it fresh since you’ll be using the peel of an orange for the garnish)
1/4 oz Don’s Spices #2 (equal parts vanilla syrup and pimento dram)
1/4 oz cinnamon syrup/Don’s Spices #4
2 dashes Angostura bitters/Don’s Dashes #8
1 cup of crushed ice

Combine all the ingredients in a spindle blender and blend for 5 seconds. Pour unstrained into a double old-fashioned glass with either 1 large ice cube or half-full with standard ice cubes. Garnish with a long spiral cut orange peel wrapped around the inside of the glass.

Episode 28: Angostura 1919 rum

5 Minutes of Rum episode 28: Angostura 1919 rum,  The Drunken Botanist, Angostura bitters, and the 2070 Swizzle.

2070 Swizzle
1 oz Angostura 1919 rum
1 oz Lemon Hart 151 rum
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz honey mix
1/4 oz pimento dram
4 drops Pernod
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in the metal mixing cup of a spindle blender and add 1/2 cup crushed ice (last). Mix for 5 seconds and pour unstrained into a collins glass. Add more crushed ice to fill. As an alternate preparation, combine all ingredients directly into the collins glass filled with crushed ice. Swizzle by hand until blended, top off with more crushed ice, and continue to swizzle until the outside of the glass frosts over. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.