Well greetings cocktail fans. Everyone enjoy their bank-holiday weekend? Ready for some #MasterofCocktails action? This week we’re going to make a super-summery drink, based on this baby – Rumbullion! XO 15 Years Old.
If you’re going to be joining in with this one, there’s a quick step you’re going to need to do a day in advance…
We’re going to add a single heaped teaspoon of our raw cacao to the coconut water. It’s important to do this 24 hours before you make your cocktail as water-extraction (which is what we want here) takes a lot longer than alcohol-based extraction.
It’s very simple – just add a single teaspoon of the cacao to your coconut water.
We’ll filter that in a day. And relax.
24 hours later – thoroughly relaxed? Wonderful. Let’s get on with the rest of the cocktail.
You’ll be needing these…
List of Ingredients
- 50ml of Rumbullion! XO 15 Years Old
- Cacao-Infused Coconut Water
So – as we said – you’ll need to filter the cacao out of the Coconut Water. Fine-strainer will do it.
It’s taken on a tiny bit of colour, but the flavour boost is epic. It’s all about acid, and fruit. If you’re a fan of Yirgacheffe Coffee, you’ll recognise a lot of that in here.
Right then – the assembly of this drink’s incredibly straight-forward. Start by grabbing a large glass…
Nah – just fucking with you. Of *course* we’re using a hollowed-out coconut. We’re not savages.
Bash some ice up in a tea-towel and bung a large handful into the coconut.
Now add 50ml Rumbullion XO.
Finally, top up with the Cacao Coconut Water.
Big old straw in the top…
Garnish… (I think you can see where I’m going with this…)
And serve. Mutiny on the Bounty.
It’s hard to get across just how good this is. I mean, Rum and Coconut water is nothing new, but the additional sweetness from the spiced rum, balancing the acid from the cacao takes it to a whole other level.
Here’s what we’re going to be using next week (Far right is rendered pork fat). I asked Twitter to guess the name of this one for a Magnum of Bathtub Gin, and @eefster got it right! That’s right. Next week’s drink is called ‘Tea Thyme with Pepper Pig’. Now, who’s got my cocktail-naming crown?