This popular Michigan drink, which is thick and creamy and tastes like coffee ice cream, is credited to bartender Jerome Adams, who invented it one night in 1968 at the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit. The drink caught on with the local sailing set and over time spread inland. Mr. Adams, who died in 2018, went on to bartend at the club for more than 50 years, making countless hummers along the way. Brian Bartels, the author of “The United States of Cocktails,” has modified the recipe ever so slightly, topping his hummer with a cherry.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1 ½ounces white rum, preferably Bacardi
- 1 ½ounces Kahlúa or another coffee liqueur
- 2scoops vanilla ice cream
- ½cup crushed ice
- Maraschino cherries, for garnish (optional)
Step 1Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until the ice is broken down. Serve in a chilled rocks glass, and garnish with a cherry if you like.