Tropic of Thistle

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. Plus:  More Cocktail Recipes and Tips 

Total Time:
5 mins


  • 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

  • Crushed ice

  • 1 mint sprig, for garnish


  1. 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.


Cane syrup (concentrated sugarcane juice) is available at Whole Foods and

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