Where it all began—the heart of the exotic cocktail as enjoyed for centuries in Jamaica. One of sour (lime juice), two of sweet (demerara sugar), three of strong (fine Jamaican rum), four of weak (some ice). Plus five of spice to make it nice (allspice and bitters).

In a cocktail shaker combine the following ingredients:

• 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

• 3/4 oz. Demerara simple syrup*

• 1/4 oz. St. Elizabeth's Allspice Dram

• 3 oz. Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Rare Blend

• 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

DIRECTIONS:

Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until a thin layer of frost coats the outside of the shaker tin. Strain the cocktail into a highball glass filled with ice or your favorite tiki mug. Garnish with a healthy bouquet of fresh mint, a pineapple frond and a Jamaican flag.

DEMERARA SIMPLE SYRUP:

• 2 cups water

• 1 cup Demerara sugar

• 3 cups granulated sugar makes 4 cups (32 ounces)

DIRECTIONS:

Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Add the Demerara sugar and stir until all the sugar is dissolved, about one minute. Add the granulated sugar and stir until dissolved, about one minute. Immediately remove from heat and let cool. Store in a lidded bottle or other sealed container in the refrigerator. The syrup will keep, refrigerated for several weeks

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Lighten up your winter with Holman’s Table’s honey, ginger and lemon cocktail.

Winter blues getting you down? Fire up the cocktail shaker and try a recipe that will surely lift your spirits. Holman’s Table’s Penicillin is a perfect blend of scotch, honey, ginger and lemon juice— all the ingredients needed to melt away the wintertime sadness. 

INGREDIENTS

— 1.5 oz. Bank Note Blended Scotch

(or your choice aged, blended scotch or whiskey)

— 0.75 oz. Honey Simple Syrup

 

Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you can’t have a little holiday-inspired cheer (and by “cheer,” we mean alcohol). Try this super-easy, super-tasty drink recipe from The Benson Hotel.

DIRECTIONS:
Fill a glass or copper
mug with ice.

ADD:
—1.5 ounces vodka
—2 ounces cranberry juice
—juice of half of a lime
—fill/top with ginger beer