I often get the job of bartender when we have a party and I love creating a signature drink. It’s a great way to kick start the night. “The Lime-el Hampton” and the “Sagaponack Chronic” are two of my more infamous libations. With pride and a little bit of warning, I can say both cocktails actually led to pregnancies and engagements. This drink recipe brings a little twist of the islands to a classic holiday combo of spiced rum and apple cider. A couple dashes of ‘Elemakule Tiki Bitters from Brooklyn’s own Bittermens adds some warm and cheery tropical flavor. Allspice and cinnamon are prominent in these bitters and work deliciously well with apple and rum. It’s quick, fast and easy, so if you end up having to make a bunch of them, you can still keep it together. I think I’ll call this one “The Island Hopper.” So crank up the Hawaiian Christmas music and enjoy. I recommend the Makaha Sons. Mele Kalikimaka!
via The Island Hopper.
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