Sweet Road to Georgia Rum Cocktail

Sweet Road to Georgia Rum Cocktail
Sweet Road to Georgia Rum Cocktail
Hailey Thompson

Sweet Road to Georgia Rum Cocktail

The Sweet Road to Georgia is a delicious rum cocktail created by Matthew Biancaniello at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's Library Bar. The ingredients include peach, basil, and lime. It makes for the perfect drink for warm summer afternoons.

1
Servings
1837
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

Sweet Road to Georgia Rum Cocktail

  • 1/2 medium white peach
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 3 pieces of a quartered lime
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon orgeat syrup (store-bought or see recipe below)
  • 1/4 Ounce rum

For the orgeat syrup

  • 2 1/4 Cups sliced almonds
  • 3 1/2 Cups tap water
  • 3 1/2 Cups distilled water
  • 1/2 Cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/8 Cup vodka
  • 1/4 Teaspoon orange blossom water, to taste

Directions

Sweet Road to Georgia Rum Cocktail

In a cocktail shaker, muddle together peach, basil, lime, and orgeat syrup for 2 minutes. Add rum and shake vigorously, strain over ice into a rocks glass, and garnish with a firm basil leaf.

For the orgeat syrup

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cover almonds with tap water and let sit for 30 minutes. Strain, discarding water.

In a food processor or blender, lightly pulse the almonds until they are coarsely ground. Return almonds to the bowl, cover with distilled water, and soak for 4 to 5 hours, stirring the mixture well every hour or so. Strain liquid into a 1-liter glass jar through a cheesecloth-lined strainer, pressing to extract as much as possible. Discard the almonds.

Add sugar to the liquid, close the lid tightly, and shake the jar vigorously, repeating several times over 15 minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved.

Add vodka and orange blossom water and stir thoroughly. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
104g
100%
Sugar
133g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Protein
46g
92%
Carbs
193g
64%
Vitamin A
20µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.6%
Vitamin C
64mg
100%
Vitamin E
54mg
100%
Vitamin K
9µg
12%
Calcium
683mg
68%
Fiber
33g
100%
Folate (food)
111µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
111µg
28%
Iron
9mg
51%
Magnesium
597mg
100%
Monounsaturated
65g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
43%
Phosphorus
1051mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
26g
N/A
Potassium
1883mg
54%
Riboflavin (B2)
2mg
100%
Sodium
82mg
3%
Sugars, added
100g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
33.7%
Zinc
7mg
47%

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