Was looking for the right drink to prep for our holiday party at Launch Pad and this fit the bill. The rum syrup is easy and makes the final product a little more interesting than your standard toddy.
Credit for the recipe goes to Chris Milligan of Secreto Lounge in Santa Fe, NM.
1 1/2 oz. Sailor Jerry spiced rum
1/2 oz. rum syrup (see below)
2 dashes orange bitters
4 oz. hot water
Combine all ingredients in a warmed irish coffee mug (or an eco friendly paper cup in the office party context), stir and garnish with an orange peel.
For the Rum Syrup:
In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup demerara sugar, 6 oz. spiced rum, 1 oz. fresh orange juice, 1 oz. orange bitters, and heat over medium-low heat until dissolved. Cool to room temperature and strain into a clean glass bottle.
Syrup can be kept refrigerated for up to two months.