by TJ Drake
Difficulty Level: Medium
This color and flavor changing cocktail starts off with a similar taste to a traditional Manhattan and finishes like a well made raspberry ice tea. Perfect for the individual that doesn’t mind sipping a cocktail and having a long conversation with a friend.
1 1/2 oz. Vitae Spirits Golden Rum
0.5 oz Dark Cherry Dram
6 Drops Embitterment “Liquid Gold” Bitters
2 Raspberry Jasmine Green Tea Ice Cubes
Garnish with Orange peel and Rum Soaked Cherry
Dark Cherry Dram
Soak Dark Cherries in golden rum for more than two days. Strain of liquid into pot. Put heat to Medium and bring to a slow rolling boil. This will burn off the alcohol and concentrate the flavors from the cherry and the rum.
Raspberry Ice Tea Ice Cubes
Muddle 2 small clam-shell containers of fresh raspberries, add to 1/2 gal Ball jar. Fill with water, add 5 tea bags of Jasmine Green Tea. Set in sun for one day. Separate liquid from solids, add 1/2 cup of sugar, stir till dissolved. Pour into ice cube molds.
- Add rum, dram, and bitters to shaker with ice
- Pour into rocks glass with 2 Raspberry Green Tea Ice Cubes
- Garnish with orange peel and rum soaked cherry