The second most common juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; 4% from citric and 2% from malic, with small amounts of succinic acid (this is what gives it a little bloody taste). Lime juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
Also called amber rums, gold rums are medium-bodied rums that get their coloring from added sugars like molasses or caramel. These rums can either be left un-aged or slightly aged in charred oak barrels.
A common brand is Bärenjäger, that was originally created to lure bears of the their dwellings for hunters and trappers, this is a sweetened liqueur made from honey. You can make it yourself! Here is a recipe from Serious Eats: Combine 2/3 cup honey, 1/2 cup water, 1 inch piece of orange zest, and 1 stick of cinnamon over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Let the mix steep and cool, then remove the zest and cinnamon and combine with 1 1/2 cup vodka in a sealable glass jar. Shake to combine and enjoy!
An Austrian based spiced rum with varying percent alcohol; 38, 40, 54, 60, 80%. One would need to define which proof they intended to use in their cocktail recipe.
Shake well with plenty of ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. #shake #straight