Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cocktail Adventures #1: Coruba Planter's Punch

Coruba is the biggest selling spirit in New Zealand (of all places) but under appreciated, or spottily available elsewhere. Bottled in Jamaica, this dark rum was supposedly used by Trader Vic in the Mai Tai when supplies of Wray & Nephew 17yo ran dry.
Luckily for me, living in Australia with it's close proximity to the Shaky Isles, Coruba is widely available on import here. Rather than the Mai Tai, in which I prefer Appleton 12yo, I use it mainly in a Planter's Punch.

15ml freshly squeezed lime
30ml sugar syrup
45ml Coruba
60ml soda water
dash or two of Angostura bitters

pour into old fashioned glass packed with crushed ice and swizzle until chilled.

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