Mixologist Allen Katz suggests aged rum as a lively, affordable starting point. It picks up caramel hues as well as vanilla and stone-fruit notes while aging in oak barrels.
- Yield: Makes 2
Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2009
- 4 ounces aged rum, such as Cruzan Single Barrel Estate
- 1 1/2 ounces fresh orange juice
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce Shaken Simple Syrup
- Ice cubes, for serving
- 2 thin strips (3 inches) orange zest, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine rum, juices, and simple syrup; shake well. Strain into 2 ice-filled old-fashioned glasses. Garnish each with a twisted zest strip.