Old Jamaican

Old Jamaican Cocktail

Base Spirit: Rum

Type: Tiki / Tropical

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

Flavor Profile: Fruity/Citrus-forward, Sour, Sweet

About the Old Jamaican Cocktail

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Ingredients in the Old Jamaican Cocktail

  • 1 sprig Fresh mint
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 oz  Appleton Estate Reserve Rum
  • .75 oz Pure cane simple syrup (one part pure cane sugar, one part water)
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Champagne

Garnish: Mint sprig

Glass: Highball

How to make the Old Jamaican Cocktail

In a shaker, gently muddle the mint and lime juice. Add the remaining ingredients except the Champagne and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top with Champagne and garnish with a mint sprig.

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  1. How much mint gets muddled? A sprig? It recommends a sprig for garnish, but nothing for the recipe.

    • Lawrence says

      Take 3-4 mint(more to taste) leaves from the sprig, and muddle them use the rest for garnish. or use a fresh sprig for garnish. Its really up to you to make it your drink. I was thinking about replacing the cane sugar with 1/2 of ginger liqueur and 1/4 cane sugar.

  2. It calls for a sprig in the recipe and a sprig for garnish.

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