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Black River Swizzle

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What's this?

Anyone who enjoys hogo rum is going to love Paul McGee’s inspired take on the Rum Swizzle. Just make sure you add the right Jamaican rum.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Appleton Estate Signature Blend rum
  • 1 oz Appleton Estate Reserve Blend rum
  • 3/4 oz Sorrel syrup*
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: 1 dash Scotch bonnet tincture**
  • Garnish: Mint sprig
  • Garnish: Grated nutmeg

Steps

  1. Add all the ingredients into a Collins glass over crushed ice.

  2. With a swizzle stick, churn vigorously and add more crushed ice.

  3. Garnish with a mint sprig and grated nutmeg.

  4. *Sorrel syrup: In a large stock pan, add 1 tsp allspice berries, 1 tsp cloves and 2 large cinnamon sticks and crack with a muddler. Over medium heat, toast for 3 minutes, then add 3 cups water and let boil. Stir in 1 oz ginger, 3/4 oz cut hibiscus and 3 cups sugar until sugar dissolves (about 5 minutes). Place in container and refrigerate overnight. Stir and strain before using.

  5. **Scotch bonnet tincture: In a blender, add 2 scotch bonnet peppers and 10 oz Wray & Nephew overproof rum and blend for 30 seconds. Let sit overnight and strain through cheesecloth.