Tyson Buhler, Death & Co. | Denver

Dark, molasses-forward blackstrap rum is rarely the star player in a cocktail; here, it plays a supporting role, serving “to enhance the flavor of the other rums,” says Tyson Buhler of his tropical-style drink that combines pineapple juice with cold brew concentrate.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce overproof dark rum, preferably Plantation OFTD
  • 1/2 ounce dark Jamaican rum, preferably Smith & Cross
  • 1/2 ounce blackstrap rum, preferably Cruzan Black Strap
  • 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce cold brew concentrate
  • 1/2 ounce demerara syrup (1:1, demerara sugar:water)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice

Garnish: pineapple frond, nutmeg

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and whip shake with 3 ice cubes.
  2. Strain into a highball glass.
  3. Add crushed ice and mix with a swizzle stick or spoon to combine.
  4. Top with crushed ice to fill the glass.
  5. Garnish with a pineapple frond and nutmeg.
  6. Serve with a straw.

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