It’s summer time, people. And it’s scorching. I like a superb Gin & Tonic as a lot as the following individual, particularly when the temps are rising, however I often find yourself spending the hotter months pining for my wintertime staples like an Outdated Usual or Manhattan. Cocktails just like the Good Outdated Pine are perfect for scratching that brown booze itch when one thing further refreshing is so as.
This straightforward riff on the Outdated Usual is the creation of Chef Richard Blais in partnership with Mount Homosexual, whose pleasant Black Barrel makes up the drink’s basis. The rum is aged in extra-charred “black” ex-bourbon barrels, giving the cocktail a few of the bolder, darkish sugar hallmarks of the whiskey-based traditional. A bit of do-it-yourself pineapple syrup and Angostura bitters add a candy, tropical layer that makes this one very best for summer time sipping.
Now, I do know what you’re in all probability pondering. Home made cocktail syrups are annoying. Any drink that entails pots and measuring spoons is usually a recipe for catastrophe. And even if you get it proper, you’re left with a jar of syrup taking over precious area in your fridge that you simply want for all these leftovers you’ll by no means eat. Nicely, for this drink you’re in luck. Till July 15, Cocktail Courier gives all the things you want for the Good Outdated Pine ready-made and pre-packaged, together with rocks glasses, ice spheres, a complete bottle of rum, and even dehydrated pineapple slices for garnish. Summertime, and the residing actually is simple.
Good Outdated Pine
2 oz. Mount Homosexual Black Barrel rum
¼ oz. pineapple syrup*
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Mix all components in a mixing glass over ice and stir till well-chilled. Pour right into a rocks glass over a big dice of ice and garnish with a dehydrated pineapple slice.
*For these with extra time and fridge area, mix equal components easy syrup and recent pineapple chunks in a blender. Pressure earlier than use.