Rum-Coffee Meltaway

Time 5 minutes
Yields Serves 1
Rum-Coffee Meltaway

Place 2 of the coffee ice cubes in an Old-Fashioned glass. Add the cherry brandy, simple syrup and bitters.


With a potato peeler, peel 2 strips from the orange over the glass (so any oil from the orange skin falls into the glass). Twist the peels and drop them into the glass. Stir for 15 to 20 seconds.


Add 1 ounce rum and 2 coffee ice cubes and stir for 15 to 20 seconds. Add the remaining 1 ounce rum and 2 coffee ice cubes. Stir for 15 to 20 seconds to slightly melt the ice cubes. Add 2 to 4 coffee ice cubes to fill the glass.


Garnish with a Grand Marnier-soaked cherry, if using, and serve.

From Vincenzo Marianella, Providence’s consulting mixologist. For a simple syrup, dissolve sugar in an equal amount of water over medium-high heat.

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