The Showdown: A Rum Cocktail

In our May/June 2019 issue, we highlight where (and what) to drink in Burlington, Vermont. If you’re thirsty for more of the Queen City, make your way to Burlington’s South End District where you’ll find The Great Northern—a restaurant collaboration between a local chef and the folks at Zero Gravity Craft Brewery. The beloved spot churns out a creative cocktail list featuring drinks like The Showdown, a rum cocktail inspired by the Trinidad Sour. With two types of rum, bitters and lemon, the drink showcases “bold flavors all around that find a way to work together for a delightful balance,” says bar manager Jeff Baumann.

¾ oz. Jamaican rum (Great Northern uses Smith & Cross)
¾ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
½ oz. blackstrap rum
½ oz. Angostura bitters
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: coupe

Add all the ingredients to an ice-filled shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe.

Jeff Baumann, The Great Northern, Burlington, Vermont


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