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Rum • Sweet
Roosevelt

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After returning from a 15-month hunting expedition in British East Africa, former President Theodore Roosevelt was welcomed back to New York with this cocktail. Though the exact ingredients of the original recipe have been lost to time, the surviving sweet rum and vermouth libation is a great way to celebrate almost any occasion or run-of-the-mill Tuesday evening.

The Essentials

Dark Rum
Vermouth
Orange Juice
Shaker
Strainer
The Details

Ingredients

1.5 oz Dark Rum
.75 oz Dry Vermouth
.25 oz Orange Juice
.5 tsp Simple Syrup
orange twist

Method

  • Add all ingredients save for garnish to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake well, and strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.
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Strength:
Simple Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 Cup White sugar
1 Cup Water

Method

  • Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves, then immediately take the saucepan off the heat. 
  • Let cool, then pour into a container (a Mason jar works nicely) and store in the refrigerator for up to one month. 
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