When it comes to rum, it’s hard to replicate the funk that’s coming out of Jamaican Rum. I decided to highlight my ever favourite Appleton’s 8 yr Rum, in this delicious twist to a Swizzle. Combining some of my favourite seasonal items here, we’re combining Strawberry, Ginger and Orange for this tropical mix.
Funk It Up
A Jamaican swizzle that's far from traditional, combining Appleton's Rum, Orange, Strawberry and Ginger!
– Difficulty: Intermediate
- 1 Strawberry Stem removed and halved
- 2 Orange Peels
- 1.5 oz Appleton's 8 yr Rum
- 3/4 oz Demerara Ginger Syrup *
- 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
In a Double Rocks Glass or small hurricane glass, muddle strawberry and orange peel.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Fill your glass 2/3 of the way with crushed ice and Swizzle/churn (stir) until combined.
Top up with more crushed ice. Garnish with extra strawberry slice.
*For the Demerara Syrup, combine 1 cup demerara sugar with 1 cup water into a small saucer and let it come to a boil. Add a 1 inch piece of Jamaican Ginger (if you’re using ginger coming from China use 2 inches) GRATED. Reduce the temperature to a simmer for 5 minutes. Once that’s done, strain through. Can last up to 2 weeks.