A subset of aged (dark) rums that specifically come from Jamaica. These rums are highly regarded for their unusual pot-still funk, necessary for certain classic cocktails.
A syrup made from dissolving granulated sugar (sucrose) in water. Regular simple is made by combining 1:1 sugar:water by mass, rich simple is 2:1 sugar:water by mass although only 1.5 times as sweet as regular. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
A filtered juice made from apples. Apples contain malic acid that gives a tart flavor and lingers longer than citric acid.
A concentrated aromatic bitters made in Trinidad from water, ethanol, gentian and other herbs and spices; used in many classic cocktails like the Manhattan.
Stir half of the rum, simple, and bitters with two cubes in a glass. Add the rest of the rum, another few ice cubes and stir again. Fill the glass with ice and stir again. Finally float the apple juice. #build #ontherocks