Rum and Smoke

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Ingredients

1 1/4 ounces Simple Syrup, recipe follows

1 ounce fresh lime juice 

1 ounce light rum 

1/4 ounce mezcal, such as Del Maguey

1/4 ounce aged rum, such as Zacapa Rum 23

1/4 ounce Scotch, such as Lagavulin Islay Single Malt Scotch 16

Lime wedge, for garnish

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Put the Simple Syrup, lime juice, light rum, mezcal, aged rum and Scotch in a cocktail shaker, add large ice and shake vigorously. Double-strain over fresh ice in a highball glass, add a lime wedge to the rim at 2 o'clock and serve.

Simple Syrup:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator up to 1 month.

Cook’s Note

This drink is a cheeky riff on the classic rum and Coke. You are using a blend of light and dark rums with lime and sugar (which is essentially a fresh daiquiri) and then adding just a little bit of 2 very smoky spirits: Islay Scotch and mezcal.