The Lion’s Den

Everyone knows that rum is a great warm-weather spirit, so we were excited to try this cocktail that combines the great flavors of rum with bourbon.

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The Lion’s Den
½ oz. Bourbon
1¾ oz. Rum
½ oz. Simple Syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dash Rose water

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir to combine.  Strain into a lowball glass with ice and garnish with a lemon twist.

imageWe liked this cocktail, but we’re not sure that we would drink more than one (this can be a good thing).  The rose water texture adds a nice smoothness, and of course the taste is distinctive and springy, but be sure to have a very light hand when adding it; rose water can easily become overwhelming.  The combination of rum and bourbon was surprisingly successful, if you’re OK with bourbon taking a back seat.

May 30, 2013 | Comments | Permalink |

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