When the spicy ginger of a classic Dark ‘N Stormy meets the minty essence of a Mojito, a new rum cocktail is born. “When the mint bouquet and sweet smell of rum hits your nose you’ll feel like you’re on the beach,” says Makani bartender Gabriele Mercadante.
1½ oz. aged rum
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. honey
½ oz. fresh ginger juice
5-7 mint leaves
½ oz. blackstrap rum, to float
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer, fine-strainer
Garnish: mint bouquet
Muddle the mint in a shaker tin, then add the remaining ingredients (minus the blackstrap rum), plus ice. Shake to chill, double strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with soda, float with the blackstrap, then garnish.
Gabriele Mercadante, Makani, Los Angeles
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