This icy, fresh-mint cocktail is made with amber rum (a.k.a. gold rum). It is usually aged in oak barrels for at least three years, developing caramel and vanilla flavors.
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2 ounces blended amber rum, such as Banks 7 Golden Age
1/2 ounce Cynar (bitter artichoke aperitif)
1/2 ounce Luxardo Amaro Abano
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce cane syrup (see Note)
6 large mint leaves
1 mint sprig, for garnish
How to Make It
In a chilled pilsner glass, combine all of the ingredients except ice and the garnish; fill with crushed ice and mix by spinning a swizzle stick or bar spoon between your hands. Add more crushed ice; garnish with the sprig.