The drink of the day is rum and five more cocktails are added to the list of fabulous fall cocktails.
Rum is an interesting liquor. In the summer it makes the best tropical drinks, and in the winter it is used in some immaculate warming drinks. This versatility stems through to the other two months of the season as well, and the following recipes are my top picks for rum this season.
Spiced Pear Caipirini
- The Chadwick - Think of this drink from Mixologist Adam Seger as a dark, spicy Mojito. The rum is of the dark variety, the required mint is included, and that is where the similarities end. The star of this mix is a ginger-habaner simple syrup that reacts surprisingly well with the other key, pomegranate juice.
- Homecoming Caipirinha - Two of these drinks are renditions of the Caipirinha and in this very flavorful mix, Boca Loca Cacaca, Fuji apples, unfiltered apple juice, sage, and an amazing cinnamon agave nectar are combined for one amazing cocktail.
- Mount Balm Splash - It is not too late to harvest your garden's lemon balm and this is the best drink I've had to date with the traditionally medicinal herb. In Humberto Marques' recipe lemon balm is mixed with Mount Gay Rum, apple juice, and fig puree. It is not only full of flavor, but delightfully aromatic.
- Spiced Pear Caipirini - The second cachaca recipe, this neat drink mixes Leblon Cachaca with pear nectar, a slice of ginger, and a pinch of both nutmeg and cinnamon. It is an ideal transitional drink.
- Third Rail - Last, and certainly not least, we have an old-time classic of a cocktail, and it does pack a big punch. The potent mix is one of your favorite rum (go with a full-flavor rum), Cognac, applejack, and just a dash of absinthe. It is one of those cocktails that you have to try at least once in a lifetime.
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