Haitian Spirit {a rum sweet vermouth cocktail}

Sugar cane rums hold a special place in my heart. I understand they aren’t for everyone, but I love them. And I love that some of them, like the Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star that I used in this rum sweet vermouth cocktail, aren’t very expensive. $25 for an eight year aged spirit that tastes great? Sign me up.

Haitian Spirit - A rum sweet vermouth cocktail

This rum sweet vermouth cocktail is a play on an aged gin amaro cocktail I made awhile back. That drink, a play on the preakness is a play on a manhattan. So, it all circles back to a classic in the end.

rum sweet vermouth cocktail

With only three ingredients, this drink is a sophisticated sipper that the rum really shines in. It’s also excellent for sipping after dinner. Sitting next to a warm fire while doing so is optional, but highly recommended. Especially on those cold nights. Just sayin’.

rum sweet vermouth cocktail recipe

Haitian Spirit
Serves: 1
  • 2 ounces Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star Réserve Spéciale aged 8 years
  • ¾ ounce sweet vermouth (I used Carpano Antica)
  • ¼ ounce Ramazzotti Amaro
  • Orange peel for garnish
  1. Add all ingredients except for garnish to a mixing glass.
  2. Fill with ice and stir.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange peel after expressing the oil over the drink and rubbing around the rim of the glass.

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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2 comments… add one
  • Sarah|Pickled Capers December 20, 2014, 5:19 am

    One should also sip this while wearing pearls and saying “Dahling!”. The hubs is all into rum varietals right now. He’ll love this!


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