Episode 61: Don Q Anejo

5 Minutes of Rum episode 61: Don Q Anejo, the book Mai-Kai: History & Mystery of the iconic tiki restaurant, and the Derby Daiquiri.

Derby Daiquiri
1 oz fresh orange juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1 1/2 oz column still aged rum (Don Q Anejo)
A “handful” of crushed ice

Put everything into a kitchen or spindle blender at high speed for 15 seconds. Pour unstrained into a cocktail glass. In a spindle blender you won’t get as finally blended ice, but I assure you it will taste delicious.

2 oz Don Q Anejo
1 tsp. simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters

Combine in a mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill (about 30 seconds). Strain into an old-fashioned glass with a single large ice cube. Garnish with fresh orange peel.

Episode 35: Banks 5

5 Minutes of Rum episode 35: Banks 5, Luxardo Maraschino, grapefruit juice and another juicer, and the Trader Vic Daiquiri.

Commercial-style manual juice press.

Black & Decker CJ625

Black & Decker juicer with "cocktail" grapefruit.

Oro blanco white grapefruit

Trader Vic Daiquiri
2 ounces silver rum (Banks 5)
1 ounce fresh white grapefruit juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur

Combine all ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. A lime twist is a nice garnish, but not required.