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One Eyed Willie From Inside Passage

A tropical mix from one of our 2022 Imbibe 75 Places to Watch.

This cocktail is brimming with flavors of fruit and spice.


  • 1 oz. overproof rum
  • 1 oz. vanilla rum
  • ½ oz. banana liqueur
  • ¼ oz. cinnamon syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 barspoon fresh lime juice
  • Tools:barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:skull mug or Old Fashioned


Stir all of the ingredients with ice, then strain into a glass filled with a large ice cube.

Cinnamon Syrup: In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of demerara sugar, ¼ cup of white sugar, 5 crushed cinnamon sticks, and 1 cup water, and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat and let simmer for approximately 10 minutes, until slightly reduced. Remove from heat and let rest for 1 hour, then strain, bottle, and keep refrigerated for up to 1 month.

Vanilla Rum: Add 3 split vanilla beans to a 750ml of aged rum. Let steep for 3 days, then strain and add 1/2 cup 2:1 simple syrup to the infusion. Shake well to combine. The infusion will keep indefinitely, but the vanilla flavor will fade over time.

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