A few years ago at a staff Christmas party, J and I were introduced to Jerry in a bottle, a rum neither of us were familiar with. It was smooth and delicious when paired with icy Coca Cola. I bought J a bottle for Christmas. The problem is, we're light-weights when it comes to drinking. The bottle has languished with the rest of our liquor, pulled out rarely for a Friday night drink when there's no where to go and a lazy evening ahead.
I turned to the recipe searcher's friend, Pinterest, to find something incorporating our favourite spiced rum into a cocktail for those lazy evenings. When I saw this, I was sold. Rum, cinnamon hearts (or red hots, for those of you south of the 49th parallel) and my favourite soda, gingerale. What could be bad about that?
I present to you now Tattooed Martha's Red Hot Pinup:
Ingredients for 1 cocktail:From Tattooed Martha
2 oz red hot infused Sailor Jerry's rum (recipe follows)
2 oz gingerale
Splash of maraschino cherry juice
Maraschino cherry with stem for garnish
1. Make the infused rum: In a small mason jar, pour 3/4 c rum and 1 Tbsp cinnamon heart candies. Close jar and keep in the refrigerator, shaking occasionally, until the candies have dissolved in the rum.
2. In a highball glass over ice, pour 2 oz rum, cherry juice, and gingerale. Garnish and serve.
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