When I was given the task of creating my own libation, I immediately though of one particular drink that I've had many times, but only in one place that we frequent when on vacation in Florida. I've begged for their recipe for years now, but they've never given up their secret. I figured that this would be the perfect time to try my hand at recreating their "Signature Sip".
While my interpretation is not exactly like their offering, it is pretty close and it is also very tasty. I did cut the sweetness down a bit and added a touch of zing, as per the feedback from my Taste Testers. The resulting concoction is not too alcoholic (you can enjoy more than one), has a nice citrus note to it and is crisp and refreshing. Perfect for a lazy Spring afternoon, or maybe a brunch. Give it a try- I'm pretty sure that you'll enjoy. Cheers!
2 ounces peach rum (I used Cruzan)
1 ounce orange juice
2 dashes blood orange bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
3 ounces ginger beer (I used Fever Tree)
1/2 ounce lime juice (optional)
In an ice-filled shaker, combine the peach rum, orange juice, blood orange bitters and Angostura bitters (if you want the drink to be more tart rather than sweet, add the optional lime juice as well. My Taste Testers were torn on this one - 2 preferred the drink with the lime juice, 2 preferred it without.) Shake well for about 20-30 seconds. Strain into a highball glass that is half-filled with ice. Top with the ginger beer, and stir gently to combine. Add more ice if needed or desired. Sip and Enjoy!