Just because the weather has turned cooler is no reason to stop drinking rum.
Mount Gay and tonic is one of our go-to warm-weather concoctions—if you haven’t tried it, do so now—but we usually switch to darker stuff when the mercury drops.
So we were delighted to discover that the 300-year-old brand from Barbados has come out with a heartier expression.
Finished in charred bourbon oak barrels—hence the name—it’s rife with spice, toasted wood, dried fruit, oak, vanilla and hints of caramel.
To be enjoyed by the fire—or in place of one…
Here’s a tasty autumnal recipe to try with MGBB:
1.5 oz Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
1 oz honey syrup
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
1 dash orange bitters
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Stir briskly, mixing liquids to an even consistency. Fill shaker with ice and shake until frost forms. Fine-strain into a coupe glass and garnish with an orange peel and a dusting of allspice. Repeat as necessary.
- Posted October 31, 2013
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