Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rum Cocktails

Winterbird

At Nine Mile Station in Atlanta, bar manager Randy Hayden’s winterized version of the Mai Tai uses dark rum instead of white for a richer, fuller flavor and apricot liqueur rather than banana.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “Can the Classic Drinks of Summer Be Transformed for Winter? Yes. And This Is How.”

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Plantation dark rum
  • 1/2 oz Fernet-Branca liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Combier apricot liqueur
  • 1 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Orange juice
  • 1/2 oz Pineapple juice
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: Quarter orange wheel
  • Garnish: Brandied cherry

Steps

  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a Collins glass or Tiki mug over ice.

  3. Garnish with a quarter orange wheel and brandied cherry.