Simple, and an excellent way to showcase fine rum. The trick is to stir everything after you squeeze the lime wedge in, not before.
Also, be sure to use an 8- to 10-ounce highball glass, not a Collins glass, which typically holds 12 to-- ounces.
- 2 ounces aged rum, such as Flor de Caña Grand Reserve 7 Year Old or Mount Gay Eclipse
- 3 ounces chilled tonic water
- 1 lime wedge
Fill the glass with ice. Add the rum and tonic water, then squeeze the lime wedge into the drink and drop it in. Stir well.
From Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.
Tested by Joe Yonan.
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