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Jun 18, 2009 09:01 AM

old monk rum + maple

wanted to make a quick 1 am tipple while i was working the other night

i eyeballed it, so i don;t have proportions yet

old monk rum
maple syrup
orange bitters
lemon/lime juice

damned good - maple is a great sweetener for dark rum.
dangerously tasty

just thought i'd share.

any ideas for a name for this?

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    1. re: Caralien

      Sounds like the basis for an Old Monk Old Fashioned. Muddle a strip of citrus peel and some dashes of bitters with about a tsp. (or less) of maple syrup, add a few drops of water just to dissolve the syrup a bit, add a couple large ice cubes, add 2 oz. of the rum, and stir until very cold. Call it an Old Fashioned Monk or something like that. I've done this to great success using demerara syrup and some home-made sassparilla bitters.