We were lucky enough to receive a couple bottles of Appleton Estate Rum: Signature Blend and Reserve. We decided to taste a cocktail classic and a new creation using these top line spirits. The Reserve Rum is a blend of 20 different rums of varying ages, the youngest of which is aged eight years in used Jack Daniels whiskey barrels. Their Signature Blend is a variety of rums aged between five and ten years, blended together in oak vats and aged for several months.
Mai Tai (classic)
2 oz Appleton Estate Rum (try mixing the Reserve & Signature)
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Orgeat Syrup
0.5 oz Orange Curacao
Shake and pour over crushed ice
Garnish with lime wedge and a sprig of mint
Jamaican Roots (created by Alec Candelaria)
1.5 oz Appleton Estate Reserve Rum
0.5 oz Art in the Age Root
0.25 simple syrup
4 dashes Orange bitters
Combine in a mixing glass. Stir for 15 seconds
Serve over a large cube of ice in a double old fashioned glass with a orange peel garnish.
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