It’s National Rum Day! Here at Agate we want to celebrate with one of our favorite rum-based cocktail recipes from The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails by industry legend Tony Abou-Ganim. It’s fruity, refreshing, and perfect for the summer!
The Jamaican Sunset is one of my poolside favorites. When the mood calls for a rich, flavorful, fruity rumbased cooler, give this one a go. And if your travels bring you within reach of one of his namesake restaurants, by all means stop in and give Trader Vic and his delectable Mai Tai a nod.
1 ½ oz (45 ml) Sailor Jerry Spiced rum
1 ½ oz (45 ml) fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 ½ oz (45 ml) pineapple juice
1 oz (30 ml) fresh lemon sour
½ oz (15 ml) Myers’s Original dark rum
¼ oz (7.5 ml) Sonoma Syrup Co. pomegranate syrup
In a mixing glass, add spiced rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, and fresh lemon sour; shake with ice until well blended. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Add pomegranate syrup and watch it slowly descend to the bottom. Top with a float of dark rum—you’ll see how the name came to mind.