The Golden Hour Cocktail

I’m really trying to give rum a fighting chance outside of Tiki drinks in my house. For this cocktail, I wanted to try something more ‘stiff shirted’ if you will. I guess I only moved a hair over from something tropical, but it’s a start.

What this is though is delicious. I’ve gotten hooked on this Apricot liqueur, as I am finding it quite versatile in all manner of cocktails lately.

Named for the time of day lately when these start getting passed around in the house, they bring a lovely glow and just a little hint of warmth.

1-1/2 oz. Mount Gay Eclipse Barbados Rum
3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur
3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz. cinnamon syrup
2 dashes Miracle Mile Forbidden Bitters

Combine all ingredients into a shaker 2/3 filled with ice. Shake well to combine and strain into a chilled coupe.

This drink is quite dry. Sweet and tart are well balanced with the cinnamon and bitters lingering in the back adding a hint of spice.

2 Responses to “The Golden Hour Cocktail”

  1. I’ve never heard of ‘Miracle Mile Forbidden Bitters’ but they sound tasty. What would you compare them to? Love that coupe too. Most of your glassware makes me jealous.

  2. Hrm. Miracle Mile Bitters is a L.A. based bitters company that really impressed me the first time I met the owner and got to try them. The Forbidden Bitters are a take of their aromatic bitters (for me anyways), and have a great spice profile and also a sharp bitters profile. They are not as sweet as say, Angostura, which is really spicy, but also quite sweet in its own way. I believe they are available online, but I’m not 100% on that. I’d try to track them down though.

    As for the glasses, thank you! These are actually, um, Kate Spade glassware, and not the first set I’ve bought from that company. I think guys could man up and get a set (they’re available online and you don’t have to go into a store and pretend to be buying a purse for a lady). They’re pretty classic looking, you could always say they’re vintage.


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