Tasting Table National: A Pirate's Life for Me

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Recipe adapted from Todd Thrasher of PX, Alexandria, VA

A Pirate's Life For Me
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Make this cocktail from Todd Thrasher, which gives spiced rum a new reputation.
  • Ice1 ounce spiced rum½ ounce Licor 43½ ounce Demerera syrup1 dash of cherry bitters2 ½ ounces dry sparkling wine1 Luxardo preserved cherry
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the rum, Licor 43, syrup and bitters and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe, top with the sparkling wine, garnish with the cherry, and serve.
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