Rum Fix Cocktail Recipe

Rum Fix Cocktail Recipe
Staff Writer
Rum Fix Cocktail Recipe

Maryse Chevriere

Created by Five Leaves' barman Fidel Garcia-Reichmann, this new spring cocktail straddles the apéritif-digéstif line. The bitterness of the Campari hits you first, followed by a mellow, lingering sweetness from the aged rum and crème de cacao. It's the Swiss Army knife of cocktails.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½  ounces Ron Zacapa rum 23-year
  • ¾ ounces Campari
  • 1 large barspoon (about a teaspoon) crème de cacao
  • 6 drops mole bitters, preferably Bittermens
  • Ice
  • Orange twist

Directions

Pour ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with ice.

Strain over fresh ice into a cocktail glass. Squeeze an orange twist over the cocktail then discard.

Rum Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Rum Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.