Rum Cocktail: J. Gaze

Rich, fruity flavors pair perfectly with overproof rums, and this cocktail matches pineapple with Jamaican rum’s complex character. If you’re after a less potent drink, try substituting a lower-proof high-ester rum, such as Rum-Bar Silver, for some or all of the overproof rum.

2 oz. white overproof Jamaican rum (such as Wray & Nephew or Rum-Bar)
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. pineapple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: coupe
Garnish: lime wheel

Shake all the ingredients with ice to chill, then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.

Ian Cargill for Zig Zag Cafe, Seattle

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