On the surface, the Rum & Smoke looks like little more than a winterized rum Negroni. But slip it underneath a glass cloche with a flamed rosemary sprig, and you’ve got a cocktail that’s sexy, smoky and cinematic.
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- 1 1/2 oz Aged rum
- 3/4 oz Oloroso sherry
- 1/4 oz Tempus Fugit Gran Classico bitter liqueur
- 1 barspoon Smoked-rosemary simple syrup*
- Garnish: Flamed rosemary sprig
In a mixing glass, add all ingredients with ice and stir until chilled.
Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a flamed rosemary sprig.
Cover with a glass dome and let sit for 1-2 minutes, or until the cocktail is well smoked, before drinking.
*Smoked-rosemary simple syrup: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 1⁄2 cup sugar, 1⁄2 cup water and zest from 1 orange and stir until just under boil. Remove from heat. With a kitchen torch or lighter, flame one rosemary sprig until it begins to smoke on all sides. Drop smoking sprig into saucepan and let steep, covered, for 20 minutes. Strain out solids and store in refrigerator up to one week.