One of Ocean Prime's newest cocktails, the Rum Punch, is an exciting version of an old classic thanks to the addition of Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur and a touch of chocolate bitters. The spice from the chile liqueur is faint but noticeable, and then you're left with a slight whisper of chocolate from the bitters. It looks simple, but the flavors mix well to create a well-balanced, complex cocktail. With so much going on, it still tastes simple and refreshing.
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Stop into your local liquor store and pick up these items or pop into Ocean Prime for their version. Just make sure to get a couple bowls of their truffle popcorn.
1.5 oz. Don Pancho 8 Year Rum
0.25 oz. Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
0.25 oz. Orchard Apricot Liqueur
1 oz. fresh-squeezed orange juice
0.5 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
0.5 oz. simple syrup
5 drops Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, add ice, and shake. Strain over ice into fresh glass.
Ocean Prime, 2101 Cedar Springs Road