Improved Rum Cocktail

This drink was inspired by cocktail historian David Wondrich's 2007 book Imbibe!, a salute to pioneering 19th-century bartender Jerry Thomas that includes recipes for "Plain," "Fancy," "Improved" and "Evolved" drinks.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink
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Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces aged rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon maraschino liqueur
  • Dash of absinthe
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rich Simple Syrup
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Dash of Peychaud’s bitters
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the aged rum, maraschino liqueur, absinthe, Rich Simple Syrup, Angostura bitters and Peychaud's bitters and stir well. Strain the drink into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with the lemon twist.
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