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Friday, October 12, 2012

Drink of the Week: Plantation 3-Stars White Rum

Aged or unaged, made from fresh-pressed sugarcane or molasses—we love rum in all its various forms, and today’s Drink of the Week—the Plantation 3-Stars Rum—is our current spirited crush. Combining both aged and unaged spirits from a trio of Caribbean locales (Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados), this offering from the team behind Cognac Ferrand’s line of distillates fuses the depth of wood-aging with the freshness of a spirit right off the still—expect notes of tropical fruits, soft vanilla spice and a hint of fresh herbs and flowers. Sip it in classic rum cocktails like the Mojito or Daiquiri, or in the 3 Stars Swizzle with Velvet Falernum and grapefruit bitters. $25/1 liter, hightimewine.net

3 Stars Swizzle
2 oz. Plantation 3-Stars White Rum
1 oz. Velvet Falernum
1 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
2 dashes grapefruit bitters
Tools: swizzle stick
Glass: Collins
Garnish: grapefruit twist

Combine all ingredients in a Collins glass and fill with crushed ice. Swizzle until a frost forms on the outside of the glass, fill with additional crushed ice (if needed) and garnish.