Imbibing Mr. Boston: Bull’s Blood CocktailEdit Post
Contributed by on Dec 17, 2014
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At first glance, this seems like it would be highly sweet and one-dimensional. But, surprisingly, it isn’t. There’s a hefty dose of alcohol here (2.25 oz) to offset the orange juice. But, the real key is the use of spanish brandy. The funkiness of a solera aged brandy breaks through the orange and adds a mysterious richness to everything.
When using a dark rum, I suggest Gosling’s or Myer’s. If you want to try a spiced rum, that will work well too, especially during the holidays.
0.75oz dark rum
0.75oz spanish brandy
1.5oz orange juice
Garnish: orange twist flamed
Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Flame orange zest and add.