Treacle
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Treacle
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.7 / 5
Created by Dick Bradsell, this is a twist on the Old Fashioned. Created by Dick Bradsell, this is a twist on the Old Fashioned.
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15 key ingredients
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Base ingredient
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Overproof rum
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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28.92% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
7.5ml ¼oz 0.8cl
Dash Dash Dash
60 ml 2oz 6cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Treacle offers a masterful ode to traditional flavors with its use of robust overproof rum and soothing apple juice. The Angostura bitters provide a necessary complexity, making this cocktail a sophisticated choice for those devoted to the nuanced art of aged spirits.

Method
How to make a Treacle

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a lowball glass with two ice cubes, add the sugar syrup and bitters and stir together
Add the rum, a couple more ice cubes and stir again
Finally fill the glass with ice before floating the apple juice on top
Garnish with an orange zest twist and serve

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

·  Bitters  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  ·  Zest  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Treacle cocktail to ensure it's well mixed?

To properly stir the Treacle cocktail, fill a mixing glass with ice and add the overproof rum, apple juice, sugar syrup, and a dash of Angostura bitters. Use a long-handled bar spoon to stir the mixture gently but thoroughly for about 30 to 45 seconds. This method ensures the cocktail is chilled and diluted just right, without over-diluting it. Strain the mixture into a lowball glass over fresh ice.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the overproof rum in the Treacle cocktail with another type of rum?

Yes, you can substitute overproof rum with another type of rum, keeping in mind it will affect the cocktail's strength and flavor profile. A dark rum can be a good alternative, offering rich and sweet notes that complement the apple juice and Angostura bitters. Adjust the quantity if needed, as overproof rum is stronger than most types of rum.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with the Treacle cocktail to enhance its presentation and flavor?

For the Treacle cocktail, an apple slice or a twist of orange peel can add a nice visual touch and a slight aromatic enhancement. You can also sprinkle a dash of ground cinnamon or nutmeg on top for a warm, spicy note that complements the cocktail's flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Treacle cocktail to enhance its drinking experience?

The Treacle cocktail is best served in a chilled lowball glass to keep it cool. Additionally, using a large ice cube or sphere can minimize dilution, keeping your cocktail strong and flavorful for longer. Serving it with a small snack, like nuts or dark chocolate, can also enhance the tasting experience by complementing its rich and complex flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Treacle cocktail compare to that of a classic rum cocktail, like a Mojito?

The Treacle cocktail has a higher alcohol content due to the use of overproof rum, at 28.92%. Classic rum cocktails like the Mojito typically have a lower alcohol content because they use standard-proof rum and are more diluted with mixers and ice. A Mojito's alcohol content usually ranges between 10% to 15%, making the Treacle a stronger option.

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