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Fancy Rum Cocktail

In the beginning (in the early to mid 1800s) cocktails were a simple bar drink which were put together using just a base distilled spirit, sugar, water and bitters. In those days a ‘Rum Cocktail‘ differed from a ‘Whisky Cocktail‘, only in that Brandy was used instead of Whisky as the base spirit. However, very early on (sometime around 1850) bartenders began to use liqueurs (typically Orange Curacao or Benedictine) either in conjunction with or sometimes in place of the ‘sugar’ in the recipe. Soon thereafter, a sour fruit garnish was added and the more complicated bar drink was called a Fancy.

Fancy Cocktail

This is a modern version of the traditional Fancy Rum Cocktail.

Fancy Rum Cocktail

2 oz Aged Rum
1/4 oz Orange Curacao
1/4 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1/8 oz Sugar Syrup
2 drops Angostura Bitters
1 dash Maraschino Liqueur
Orange Peel

Add the first seven ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake until the sides frost
Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a spiral orange peel and a lump of ice
Please Enjoy Responsibly!

Note: If  you are interested in more cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!


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