Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rum Cocktails

Nightcap

Nightcap at Yours Truly in Hamilton, Bermuda.

An avid coffee geek, Daniel Moik, the head bartender at Yours Truly in Hamilton, Bermuda, has had his fair share of Espresso & Tonics, which was the starting point for this cocktail. The rum has a butterscotch and vanilla note but finishes dry. Maple syrup adds sweetness, Angostura bitters lend complexity, and orange zest matches the tonic’s citrus notes.

“A Rum & Tonic is like the two friends you have and you can’t figure out why they’re so close until you really spend time with them,” says Moik. “This drink is a great summertime pick-me-up as the sun is setting and you need that little boost to keep the party going.”

This recipe originally appeared as part of “It's Time to Give the Rum & Tonic Its Due.”

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients except the tonic into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a highball glass over large ice cubes.

  3. Top with the tonic and stir gently.

  4. Garnish with an orange peel.