Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cocktail of the Week: Kona Swizzle

This time of year I always crave a trip to the tropics...it would still be hot, but at least I'd be on the beach with a cocktail by my side.  But since Hawaii or Tahiti aren't in the cards, I'll have to settle for the cocktail.

Get your swizzle sticks ready...this one simply screams for an umbrella garnish.

Kona Swizzle
Makes one cocktail.

4 tablespoons spiced rum
1 1/2 tablespoons orgeat syrup (almond syrup...Monin makes a great one.)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon simple syrup (or 1 sugar cube)
2 mint sprigs

Gently muddle all ingredients in a shaker.  Pour into a collins glass filled with crushed ice. Top with 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters and 1 dash Angostura bitters.  Garnish with a couple of mint sprigs.

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