Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rum-ish Goodness: Captain's Blood and Jade

It's pretty obvious that I haven't been cooking much lately. And what I've been cookin' ain't been new stuff.

However, we have been trying new cocktails.

What a hobby. Simply pour a few ingredients together in a different way and you can sample a brand new taste sensation with relatively little effort.

So here are our latest discoveries.

Captain's Blood
Sounds tailor-made for Halloween, even if it isn't orange. Though it is  almost black. Almost.

1-1/2 ounces dark rum
1/4 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add lots of ice, shake up well, and pour into chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with a spiral of lemon peel.

Jade
You wouldn't think that adding such small quantities of the other ingredients would change the rum so much. But they do. And it's also a lovely greenish color.

1-1/2 ounces light rum
1/2 teaspooon creme de menthe, green
1/2 teaspoon Triple Sec
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon simple syrup

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add lots of ice, shake up well, and pour into chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with a slice of lime.

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