Saturday, February 1, 2014

Super Bowl: Captain's Cup

This is going to be a hit, temperatures allowing, It's citrusy and light. Like dancing in the snow, bouncing over moguls, not media moguls but snow moguls. Make plenty of your orange syrup for reserve so you don't have to miss the commercials. When you shake this, shake it well.

Captain's Cup
  • 1 oz. Captain Morgan® Original Spiced Rum
  • ½ oz. Pimm’s No.1® Liqueur
  • ¾ oz. Orange Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 2 dashes aromatic Bitters
  • Ginger beer
Combine Captain Morgan® Original Spiced Rum, Pimm’s, orange syrup, lime juice, and bitters in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Fine strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top the drink with a splash of ginger beer, and stir gently to combine. Garnish with fresh orange slices.
 Orange Syrup (makes ½ cup)
  • 5 oranges
  • ½ cup raw sugar
Remove the zest from the oranges with a vegetable peeler, trying not to get too much of the pith. Reserve the peels and juice the fruit. The desired yield is one cup of juice.
In a small saucepot, heat the orange juice over medium heat and reduce the liquid by half. Add the sugar and reserved orange peels to the pot, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Cook for five minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat and allow the peel to steep for about 8 to 10 minutes, checking in to make sure it doesn’t become bitter.
Strain the peels from the syrup and set it aside both the peels and the syrup to cool. 
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