While turning a summer drink like the daiquiri into what is essentially a rum hot toddy seems like a bibulous fool’s errand, this drink is something of a nonsensical triumph. And it is one hell of a holiday party trick.
Reprinted with permission from Winter Drinks by the Editors of PUNCH, copyright © 2018. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House.
3 ounces hot water
1 ounce dark rum, preferably Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
1 ounce Plantation Pineapple Rum
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce lime juice
Angostura whipped cream, to top (see Editor's note)
Combine the hot water, dark rum, pineapple rum, simple syrup, and lime juice in a tempered glass or mug and top with 2 to 3 tablespoons whipped cream.
Angostura Whipped Cream:
16 dashes Angostura bitters
1 cup cream
In a chilled metal bowl, combine the ingredients and whip until stiff, about 2 minutes.