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Davy Jones’ Locker

Bartending might not be close to a pirate’s life, but a bottle of rum was inspiration enough for Clover Club’s Brad Farran, who crafted this cocktail with a striking balance of citrus and spice.

 

2 oz. aged rum (Farran uses Appleton Reserve)
1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. cinnamon bark syrup (see below)
1/4 oz. Fernet Branca
1/4 oz. fresh lime juice
Ice cubes
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: sour
Garnish: lime wheel

 

Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a frozen sour glass and garnish.

 

Cinnamon Bark Syrup
In a glass jar, combine 1/3 tsp. of freshly ground cinnamon with 2 cups of simple syrup (1:1). Keep refrigerated and shake well before each use.

 

Brad Farran, Clover Club, Brooklyn, New York

 

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