Cocktail lovers take note, 11th-17th October is all about one spirit: rum. To celebrate, we chat to the Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell about the category in general as well as how to choose a rum to suit your palate and what’s in store at the upcoming RumFest on 16th October.
The Cocktail Lovers podcast, Episode 2, Season 2 – listen here!
But before we get to the interview, there are the reviews… In this episode we share our thoughts on Dima’s Vodka from Ukraine, Amaro Santoni from Italy and the flavours of Japan to be found at Sachi and Sakaya, two bars in one building – Pantechnicon in Knightsbridge.
Tristan Stephenson’s Curious Bartender Rum Odyssey from our cocktail library brings us back to the rum theme and the cocktail were making this week seals the deal.
What we’re mixing:
Rum Old Fashioned
50ml dark rum (we used Santa Teresa)
2 1/2 tsp either Demerara or Muscovado sugar syrup (2 parts sugar to one part water)
2 dashes Orange Bitters
2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
Orange peel to garnish
Stir all ingredients over ice in a Rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Catch up with all previous episodes of The Cocktail Lovers Podcasts:
The Cocktail Lovers theme music is by Travis ‘T-Bone’ Watson