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DharMag August 2016 Don Rodrigo: your new summer cocktail with coconut milk, Drambuie and nutmeg

Don Rodrigo cocktail, cocktail with rum coconut milk Drambuie liquor nutmeg And finally with the arrival of the summer (and holidays) the Don Rodrigo cocktail makes his appearance.

Rodrigo is an opulent cocktail, rich in spiced recalls and with a persuasive charm that manages to enchant your palate.

It’s a cocktail to be taken as an aperitif, but, because of its creamy nature, it’s perfect to go along desserts or to refresh your scorching summer night.

The ingredients are not exactly common, but nothing comes easy: rum, Drambuie, coconut milk, nutmeg, cinnamon and a touch of pepper.

Now a little digression. If you have not (already) tried it, Drambuie is a fabulous spirit made from whiskey with heather honey and various herbs, all too often confined in a great recipe, the Rusty Nail, but it’s really a shame to use it to flavor other cocktails.

That’s all, now let’s see how to make the Don Rodrigo cocktail, the king of summer.

Ingredients and doses of the Don Rodrigo cocktail

  • 4 cl of rum
  • 2 cl Drambuie
  • 3 cl of coconut milk
  • ice
  • a sprinkling of fresh ground pepper
  • a sprinkling of cinnamon
  • a sprinkling of nutmeg

How to prepare the Don Rodrigo cocktail

Cool a Martini glass some ice cubes.

Put some ice in a shaker, pour rum, Drambuie and coconut milk and shake brilliantly for 12 seconds.

Remove ice from the Martini glass and pour the cocktail filtering.

Sprinkle a little bit of nutmeg, pepper and cinnamon.

Close your eyes and smell this drink, can you feel the voice of Rodrigo calling you from a burning ship lost in the Caribbean sea?

And there you have it: your next summer cocktail! Fresh, delicious and with a symphony of flavors and aromas to which it is impossible to resist.

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