Episode 3: Dark Jamaican rum

5 Minutes of Rum episode 3: Dark Jamaican rum, Coruba Dark Jamaican rum, passion fruit syrup, and the Trader Vic Grog cocktail.

Coruba Dark Jamaican rum

Passion fruit

Preparing passion fruit syrup

Preparing passion fruit syrup

Bottled passion fruit syrup

Double old-fashioned glass (Trader Vic's)

Trader Vic Grog

Trader Vic Grog

Passion fruit syrup

In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of sugar with between 3/4 cup - 1 cup of cold water. Stir over very low heat until sugar is dissolved and begins to simmer. Split 3-5 passion fruits in half, remove the fruit and seeds inside, and add to the simmering sugar mixture. Stir and keep simmering over low heat for 2-5 minutes. Remove from heat, and leave standing for 1.5-2 hours. Transfer to a syrup bottle and add 1/2 ounce silver Puerto Rican rum as a stabilizer.

Trader Vic Grog

1 oz fresh lemon juice

1 oz pineapple juice

1 oz passion fruit syrup

2 oz Dark Jamaican rum

1 dash Angostura bitters

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 1 cup crushed or cubed ice. Shake and pour unstrained into a double old-fashioned glass. Add more ice to fill. Garnish with mint.