Making cocktails at home is hard—that’s a statement we won’t get much debate from with the drinkers at home. Maybe it’s the magic the bartenders in this city wield that make our drinks so damn delicious, or maybe it’s just our lack thereof. But sometimes all you need is a few tricks of the trade to become a master of your own home bar, and that’s where High Bank Distillery comes in.
Fresh from the still comes High Bank’s newest bottle release: Professor Rum. Stock & Barrel stopped by the facility, kitchen, and bar to see how we could concoct our very own cocktails at home with the rum. Here are three options for you to try. Or of course, just simply stroll down to HBD and have one of their cocktail wizards whip you up a delicious elixir.
1.5 oz. Vanilla Infused Professor Rum
.75 oz. Demerara Simple Syrup 1 oz. Half and Half 2 oz. Fresh Orange Juice
Instructions: Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Garnish with orange zest and mint sprig.
1.5 oz. Professor Rum .5 oz. Laphroaig .25 oz. Simple Syrup 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes Cardamom Bitters
Instructions: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir. Pour over a big ice cube and garnish with lemon peel.
5 Stormy Nights
2 oz. Chinese spiced rum .25 oz. lime juice .25 oz simple syrup Goslings Ginger Beer to Float
Instructions: Combine rum, lime, and
simple syrup in a shaker and shake. Pour
over ice in a copper mug and top with
ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel.
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