The 2009 Official Cocktail of Tales of the Cocktail was served up amid a gentle, passing Louisiana rainstorm last Wednesday as founder Ann Tuennerman kicked off the event outside New Orleans’ Monteleone Hotel.
2.25 oz. Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum
0.5 oz. Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb
0.25 oz. Captain Morgan 100 rum
2 dashes each, Fee Brothers peach and Angostura bitters
8-10 mint leaves
1 Demerara sugar cube
Muddle sugar, Rhum Clement and bitters in a 10-ounce tall glass. Add mint and press. Add cracked ice, then Cruzan and Captain Morgan; stir. Garnish with a mint sprig.
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