Bumble Bee

Adapted from The Slanted Door by Charles Phan

The Bumble Bee is from Charles H. Baker’s The South American Gentleman’s Companion. A crowd favorite, this frothy, rich and bright drink regularly makes the rotation at the Slanted Door.

Reprinted with permission from The Slanted Door by Charles Phan © 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press. Photography © 2014 by Ed Anderson.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces Jamaican rum (preferably Appleton Estate V/X)
  • 1/2 ounce Jamaican rum, funky (preferably Smith and Cross)
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce honey syrup (see Editor's Note)
  • 1/2 ounce egg white

Garnish: orange peel and Angostura bitters

  1. Add ingredients (in the order listed above) to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake without ice for 6 seconds to emulsify egg white.
  3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  4. Double-strain into a coupe or cocktail glass.
  5. Express an orange peel over top of the cocktail and discard.
  6. Using an eyedropper, drop Angostura bitters over top of the foam. Drag a toothpick through them to create a design.
Editor's Note

In a jar, add 6 ounces of honey and six ounces of hot water. Cap, and shake to dissolve. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.