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!
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.