Imbibing Mr. Boston: Caribbean Ginger Cocktail

IMG_0587This cocktail is perfect for springtime. A beautifully balanced and softly heat-laden tiki nuanced cocktail. From the first fragrant nose of a dusting of cinnamon, to the slow burn of ginger heat, this cocktail hits all on all cylinders.

Creator Rafael Reyes has this to say about his creation: “The inspiration behind this cocktail came based on seasonality and love for fresh ingredients, I always have been a big fan of pure ginger juice in cocktails but, you have to have the right balance so it doesn’t showcase as a one noted drink. The combination of Dark rum (Santa Teresa 1796 was normally my rum choice for this), pineapple, spices and demerara created a great marriage enjoyable in any given season.”

If you find it hard to juice ginger, you can buy a bottled version at most health food stores. I also recommend using demerara syrup as opposed to simple syrup to give it a deeper more luxurious flavor and mouth feel. Rafael is also right in his choice of rums, as the solera style version used here is a perfect match for the pineapple juice.

Great drink, Rafael! I’ll be adding these to my list of go-to drinks for guests!

Caribbean Ginger
2oz dark rum
1oz pineapple juice
0.5oz demerara syrup
0.5oz lime juice
0.5oz ginger juice
Garnish: ground cinnamon

Shake well with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Top with cinnamon.

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