While taking wine-tasting classes, Philadelphia mixologist Sara Justice became obsessed with Beaujolais. “It has these strawberry and banana flavors that I thought would be delicious in a rum cocktail,” she says. Slideshow: Rum Cocktail RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
Raspberry Syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine 4 ounces of water with 3/4 cup superfine sugar and 1 1/2 cups raspberries. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes, smashing the raspberries. Remove from the heat and let stand for 30 minutes. Strain the syrup into a jar, cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Makes about 8 ounces.