To give a luxurious silky texture to cocktails, this simple syrup (a syrup made by dissolving sugar in water) is thickened slightly with xanthan gum.

Food & Wine
July 2012

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Yield:
1 drink
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill a rocks glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, stir together the Cognac, rum, simple syrup and both bitters. Pour into the rocks glass and garnish with the orange twist.

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Notes

Demerara rum is a type of dark rum made in Guyana.

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