This spring I had the pleasure of working with a rum like no other. Based on a 19th-century recipe, Spytail Rum is made with fresh ginger root and spices in Cognac, France. Ginger is one of my favorite flavors to work with, I was excited to give Spytail a try. I became even more excited when I saw the rum's nautical themed packaging and unique round bottle. I was not disappointed.
The robust ginger flavor plays well in a number of cocktails, while also enjoyable on its own or on the rocks. Spytail's spice elevates a rum & coke and was simply refreshing combined with ginger beer. But my favorite Spytail cocktail would have to be the Spytail Daquiri. A delicious combination of Spytail rum, grapefruit, lime, and honey.
2 ounces Spytail™ Rum
1 ounce lime juice
3 ounces ginger beer
Combine lime juice and Spytail™ Rum. Add ice. Top with ginger beer.
1.5 ounces Spytail™ Rum
3/4 ounces grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 ounce honey syrup
Shake. Strain. Serve up or on the rocks with lime garnish.