I’m having a Rum moment. Or more precisely, an Owney’s Rum moment. I’ve been wanting to try this Brooklyn made spirit ever since I’d heard about the bad ass lady making it. Distilling, batching, labeling. EVERYTHING. By herself. Since before the launch in 2011, this has been a one lady show. Why would you NOT want to support that. Oh! And the Rum is amazing! It’s a dry, white Rum and is smooth and delicate and perfect with summer fruits and herbs. The other night, I made this little number:
The Rum Pink Me Up
2 oz. Owney’s Rum
4 cubes Watermelon (set aside a cube for garnish)
1/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup
1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 oz. Black Currant Juice
3 Mint Sprigs
- Muddle watermelon and mint in a Shaker
- Add Rum, Maraschino Liqueur, Syrup, Juices & Salt (to taste)
- Fill shaker with ice
- Shake about 10 seconds
- Strain into coupe glass
- Garnish with watermelon cube
Truth be told, I’ve been a little under the weather and while at my all natural grocer the other day, I picked up a bottle of black currant juice…because it said it would help with my immune system. So, naturally, I devised a way to incorporate it in a cocktail! And my lovely bottle of Owney’s has been sitting on my bar, begging to be used. I was pretty happy with how this turned out. I’m pretty sure my immune system benefited from all the ingredients!
And TOMORROW, I will be making another cocktail with Owney’s Rum. And I’ll be right alongside Bridget Firtle, the owner/distiller/badass of The Noble Experiment, which produces Owney’s. She is pouring and I’m shaking up a twist on the Hemingway Daiquiri. How cool is that?? Atlantic Cellars Wine and Spirits in Brooklyn will be hosting their first ever Spirit & Cocktail Tasting series, and we’re helping them kick it off! From 6-9pm, I’ll be there shaking things up. Stop by, say hi and try a glass full of summer.
Let’s get bit!