Rum Crusta
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Rum Crusta
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The Rum Crusta is a cocktail with a rich, dark complexity, served in the tradition of a classic Crusta with a beautifully frosted sugar rim. Its primary ingredient, dark rum, ... more The Rum Crusta is a cocktail with a rich, dark complexity, served in the tradition of a classic Crusta with a beautifully frosted sugar rim. Its primary ingredient, dark rum, imparts a deep, molasses-like sweetness that is balanced by the zesty sharpness of fresh lemon juice. A touch of Angostura Bitters adds an aromatic, herbal note, bringing depth and an element of spice that complements the other flavors. The drink is typically presented in a whisky glass, showcasing the inventive garnish that hints at the cocktail's indulgent and spirited character. The Rum Crusta, with its bold flavor profile, is a nod to the golden age of cocktail craft, offering a taste that is both nostalgic and enduring.
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Dark rum
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36.36% | 6 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Rum Crusta

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Dip the rim of a whisky glass in lemon juice
Shake off the excess moisture and dip in caster sugar to frost the rim
Add the alcohol and the remaining lemon juice to a cocktail shaker
Shake together and strain into the rimmed glass to serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Rim  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How to properly shake a Rum Crusta?

To properly shake a Rum Crusta, you'll need to add the lemon juice, dark rum, and Angostura Bitters along with ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to ensure the mixture is well chilled and combined. Strain it into your whisky glass that's been prepared, typically rimmed with sugar for a traditional Crusta touch.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Rum Crusta?

A Rum Crusta is best served in a whisky glass, often with a sugar rim for added sweetness and texture. You can also add a slice of lemon as a garnish on the rim or a twist inside the glass to enhance its citrus notes. Serve it cold to maintain its refreshing quality.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Rum Crusta?

Besides the traditional lemon twist, other garnishes that work well with a Rum Crusta include a maraschino cherry for a touch of color and sweetness, or a thin slice of orange to complement the citrus flavor. A rim of sugar on the glass also adds an extra layer of sweetness and texture.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of rum for a Rum Crusta?

Yes, you can use different types of rum for a Rum Crusta. While dark rum gives a rich flavor, you can experiment with light rum for a lighter taste or spiced rum for extra warmth and complexity. Keep in mind that substituting the rum might change the cocktail's character.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Rum Crusta?

For a non-alcoholic version of the Rum Crusta, you can replace the dark rum with a non-alcoholic dark rum alternative or rum-flavored syrup. Maintain the proportions of lemon juice and Angostura Bitters to keep the cocktail's signature flavors. Serve it the same way, in a whisky glass with a sugar rim and lemon garnish.

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