Friday, May 23, 2014

More Rooting Around

I’ve been experimenting with Root, the highbrow root beer spirit from Art in the Age. This round focuses on rum and its natural accompaniments: lime, brown sugar, absinthe—all of which go so well with Root too. I busted out the Lemon Hart 151 for this. You definitely could use the regular strength but like Mae West said, too much of a good thing can be wonderful.


Back to the Swamp
  • 1 oz Lemon Hart 151-proof Demerara rum
  • 1 oz Root
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • 1 dash Jerry Thomas’ Decanter Bitters
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
Stir brown sugar in lime juice until dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and ice; shake well. Strain into an old fashioned and add fresh ice cubes. Mint sprig.

Rich and earthy with flavors of molasses and herbs. Remember to spank that mint.


  1. I'm imagining a Metallica/CCR mashup playing while this drink is made. (Disposable Heroes vs Born on The Bayou)

  2. Ciel! I forgot the bitters when I posted this yesterday! Apologies—I put ’em in where they belong.

  3. I wonder if I could conspire to use Mauby instead of Root…


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