Rum Raisin Cocktail

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Rum Raisin Cocktail


Author Notes: In honor of "National Rum Day," August 16th, and with a surplus of raisins on hand, I thought a rum raisin cocktail would be appropriate. This drink benefits greatly from decent bitters and home-whipped cream. But anything you have on hand works nicely. The whipped cream can be replaced with just a splash of milk or cream, and the bitters can be replaced with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, or skipped entirely, especially with a good spiced rum.

I borrowed the concept for the raisin syrup from Morgan at http://www.foodietails.com/2014/09/14/rum-raisin-old-fashioned/
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Serves 2

Raisin Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar

Cocktail

  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • 1 ounce raisin syrup
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream
  • 2 dashes spiced bitters
  1. Begin by making raisin syrup. Combine raisins, sugar, and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer syrup for 30 minutes, then set aside to cool.
  3. Strain raisins from syrup.
  4. Combine rum, raisin syrup, whipped cream, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Shake thoroughly and strain into ice-filled Old Fashioned glass.

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