cocktail virgin slut: cradle to the grave

cocktail virgin slut: cradle to the grave


1 1/2 oz Aged Appleton Rum (Signature)
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Oloroso Sherry (Lustau)
1/4 oz Allspice Dram (Hamilton’s)
2 drop Saline Solution (small pinch Sea Salt)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.



Two Tuesdays ago, I spotted a great stirred rum cocktail in Punch Drinks by Mary Palac at the Paper Plane in San Jose, California. Mary named her recipe the Cradle to the Grave after the way Appleton’s master distiller Joy Spence described how Jamaicans drink rum throughout their life. Once prepared, the Cradle to the Grave welcomed the senses with a caramel, allspice, and nutmeg bouquet. Next, grape and caramel swirled on the sip, and the swallow rounded out the action with rum, nutty sherry, and allspice notes.

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