“My friends say that even though I’m not sad, I’m in love with the idea of being sad,” says bartender Colin O’Neill. “The Last Love Letter is a rich, sultry cocktail to sip while contemplating lost loves and forgotten promises.”
Slideshow: Rum Cocktail Recipes
Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
1 ounce aged Demerara rum, preferably El Dorado 8-year
1/2 ounce dark rum, such as Gosling’s
1/2 ounce Jamaican amber rum, such as Appleton V/X
1 teaspoon Rich Simple Syrup
8 drops of tiki bitters
Dash of orange bitters
Ice, plus 1 large cube for serving
1 orange twist, for garnish
How to Make It
In a mixing glass, combine the rums, Rich Simple Syrup and both bitters. Fill the glass with ice, stir well and strain into a chilled rocks glass over the large ice cube. Pinch the orange twist over the drink and add to the glass.
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