The combination of dark rum, amaro, brown sugar syrup and bitters hails from Saltine restaurant in Nashville, where it’s called Old Barbados. But as you savor it, the cocktail dispels any notion of a sunlit Caribbean beach. A snowy slope is more like it: Though iced in the making, the drink delivers a generous and lingering sense of warmth.
- Serves: 1 person
- 2ounces dark rum
- ½ounce amaro, preferably Amaro Montenegro
- ¼ounce Demerara syrup (see note)
- 1dash Angostura bitters
- 1dash orange bitters
Step 1Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add the rum, amaro, Demerara syrup and bitters, and stir 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe or martini glass.