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
2367
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
52g
74%
Sugar
78g
87%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Carbohydrate, by difference
385g
100%
Protein
79g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
924µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
49µg
54%
Calcium, Ca
990mg
99%
Choline, total
352mg
83%
Copper, Cu
3mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
78g
100%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
527µg
100%
Iron, Fe
55mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
409mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
8mg
100%
Niacin
27mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
1450mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
45µg
82%
Sodium, Na
1962mg
100%
Thiamin
3mg
100%
Water
1462g
54%
Zinc, Zn
10mg
100%

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.