A simple syrup made with spices and rhubarb takes the cocktail to the next level with added tartness and depth. This drink is the perfect refreshment for the new season.
Photography & Styling: Diana Yen
Styling Assistant: Kali Solack
Yields 1 cocktail
2 sprigs fresh mint
1½ tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
¼ teaspoon lime zest
1 ounces white rum
1 ounces rhubarb syrup (recipe follows)
½ ounce elderflower syrup
In the bottom of a glass, muddle mint, lime juice and lime zest using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. Once the mint is mashed well, add the rum and syrups and gently stir. Top cocktail with ice and garnishing with a slice of rhubarb and mint.
2 stalks chopped rhubarb
¾ cup sugar
2 cups water
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ whole vanilla bean
Combine all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 5 minutes. Let the syrup cool completely before straining.