Episode 73: Brugal Especial Extra Dry

5 Minutes of Rum episode 73: Brugal Especial Extra Dry, infusing ginger rum, and the Cloak & Stagger cocktail.

Cloak & Stagger
1 1/2 oz gin (Hendricks)
1 oz house ginger-infused rum (Brugal Especial Extra Dry base) 
3/4 oz orange juice (fresh if possible)
3/4 oz honey mix (1:1 honey and hot water)
1/2 oz tawny port (Dow’s Fine Tawny Porto)
Dash of Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice cubes. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a piece of ginger candy stuck on a cocktail pick. Or on a sword.

Ginger-infused rum
Peel 2 ounces of fresh ginger and slice it into sticks into sticks. Add to a bottle of column still lightly aged rum (Brugal Especial Extra Dry). Let that sit in a cool dark place for at least 3 days, sampling daily until you achieve your desired level of flavor. Strain the rum, discard the ginger pieces, and rebottle.