Jamaican Rum Cocktail


August 9, 2013 (Day 92) – Jamaican Rum Cocktail

This recipe is taken from the 1895 book Modern American Drinks by George J. Kappeler. Annotations are our own for clarification between classic and modern terms.

  • 2 dashes gum syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 jigger (1.5 oz) Jamaican rum

Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Shake well and then strain into a cocktail glass. Top with twisted lemon peel.

Jamaican Rum Cocktail

Jamaican Rum Cocktail

This is surprisingly delicate, with a light sugar flavor with some added citrus bite from the bitters. We used a lighter, golden Jamaican rum for this instead of a dark black-strap style. This is a very fitting drink for the end of summer as we start to transition to brain-melting hot to brain-melting hot with dead leaves.

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