This little drink was something I put together while trying to finish off my bottle of Cruzan Single Barrel rum. While definitely a dessert-y drink, I wanted to make sure that it had enough structure to avoid becoming cloying.
2 oz Cruzan Single Barrel rum
0.25 oz chocolate spiced rum
2 tsp cherry Heering
0.5 tsp cinnamon syrup
2 dashes Fee's Whiskey Barrel bitters
The nose is rich, with lots of wood, spices, coffee, and chocolate. The sip begins with light cherry sweetness, which moves into baking spices, then bitterness, then chili pepper and chocolate going into the finish.
8 hours ago