Barrel-Aged Rum Recipes

Thyme to Bramble

Riff on Classic Cocktail by TJ Drake

Difficulty Level: Easy+

The classic bramble is made with gin, lemon juice, blackberry liqueur, and simple syrup. A variation of that is a whiskey bramble made with bourbon. We have taken a riff of a riff and made it our own with this cocktail. Our BA Rum finishes very smooth and is a perfect pairing with these tradition ingredients, for a delicious holiday cocktail!

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1 1/2 oz. Vitae Spirits Barrel Aged Rum

   1/2 oz Spiced Simple syrup

1/2 oz Lemon Juice

hefty bar-spoon of  Blackberry Preserves

2 sprigs of thyme

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Spiced  Simple

Add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup water to a pot, bring to a simmer and add 1 halved vanilla bean, 2 sticks of cinnamon, 10 cloves. Bring this mix to a boil, turn off heat and let sit till room temp. Strain out solids and keep in mason jar for up to 1 month.

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  1. Add ingredients to shaker with ice
  2. Shake till chilled
  3. Pour all contents including ice into rocks glass
  4. Top of glass with ice
  5. Add fresh Blackberry for garnish

Barrel Aged Rum Old Fashioned

Riff on Classic Cocktail by TJ Drake

Difficulty Level: Easy+

This classic cocktail is a perfect way to use our Aged Rum. The most venerable of cocktails, predating not only the motorcar but the presidency of Abe Lincoln. Properly made, it’s strong but not too strong, sweet but not too sweet, and, most importantly, it’s dead-simple and absolutely delicious

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1 1/2 oz. Vitae Spirits Barrel Aged Rum

   1/4 oz Vanilla Bean Simple syrup

6 dashes Embitterment Liquid Gold Bitters

Twist orange peel

Garnish with Rum soaked cherry

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Vanilla Bean Simple

Bring 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup water to a boil and then simmer in a covered pot . Turn off heat and add 1/4 of a vanilla bean. Let cool and store in refrigerator with the vanilla bean in the syrup for up to one month.

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  1. In a rocks glass add orange peel, simple syrup, and bitters
  2. Muddle till blended
  3. Add ice to glass
  4. Pour Aged rum over ice
  5. Give a quick stir
  6. Garnish with Rum soaked cherry