Friday, December 2, 2011

Spiced Daiquiri

Perfect for chilly Autumn evenings or even cold Winter nights, this Spiced Daiquiri inspired by my review of Denizen Rum is one of my new favorite cocktails.  It's spicy and toasty and it packs a major punch!
Spiced Daiquiri
adapted from Marshall Altier of NYC's Jaybird
yield: 2 cocktails

4 oz. Rum (such as Denizen)
1½ oz. Fall Spiced Syrup see below
¾ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
freshly grated nutmeg/cinnamon stick, to garnish

Place rum, spiced syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg &/or cinnamon stick.

Fall Spiced Syrup

½ c. sugar
½ c. water
big pinch each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, & allspice
3 whole cloves

Place everything in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture just comes to a boil. Turn off heat and let sit until cool. Strain through a fine sieve (lined w/ cheesecloth, if you like). Store in fridge.


Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Beautiful! So warming and comforting, and that syrup is brilliant!

Pierce said...

A staple for December, don't you think? Nothing like a tasty toddy to warm you and put a smile on your face :-)

Danielle said...

I'm lovin the sound of this drink...and i'm glad you specified that it packs a major punch cuz heating it up almost scared me. :) I think I have all the ingredients. I just might make myself one (or 3) and finish decorating the tree tonight. (we'll see the results tomorrow LOL) said...

This sounds great--even looks perfect for fall!