We’re back again this week with another cocktail featuring our homemade Allspice Dram, because it’s too good and too easy to make to only give it one chance to shine. This week’s drink shows off not just our warmly spicy Allspice Dram, but also some gorgeous blood oranges that just happen to be in season: Allspice Punch. – Andrew
Combine everything in a shaker filled two-thirds with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a candied cherry and a slice of blood orange. Enjoy!
For all intents and purposes, this is a gussied up Daiquiri. You have your rum, your citrus (lime and blood orange), and your sugar – the Allspice Dram is plenty sweet, and a dash of simple syrup helps balance out some of the allspice’s astringency. But it’s also warmer and spicier than a typical Daiquiri, and also delightfully pink, with a nice citrusy tartness to balance the spice. Alllspice is native to the Caribbean, so it only seems natural to show it off in a Daiquiri, the cocktail mascot of the tropics.
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