I’ve always been a rum gal when it comes to cocktails. I’ve never been one for martinis, and I’ve only recently added gin to my bar cart, but rum has been a go to for mixed beverages for years. You like what you like, right?
I also had my favourite brands, so when Chic Choc sent us a bottle of their spiced rum to test out, I was worried I might not like it as much as the usual suspects. However, this made-in-Canada spirit is incredibly flavourful, easy drinking on its own or in a cocktail, and the labelling is beautiful.
Hey, I used to pick my wine by the pictures on the bottles, so let’s be real — pretty labels are important!
Related: How to make a Spicy Margarita.
Onto the point, though, the Chic Choc crew just sent over an incredibly tasty recipe that we want to share with you as well. You might not have all of these things hanging out in your kitchen right now, but we’ve added quick LCBO links so you can pick them up.
A new take on a traditional cocktail, both fresh and slightly bitter.
What You Need
- 0.5 oz. Lot 40 Rye
- 0.5 oz. Chic Choc Spiced Rum
- 0.5 oz. Campari Aperitivo
- 1 bar spoon red Vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura or Black Cherry bitters
- A zest Orange flambé (Flaming Oranges)
- Ice cubes (or crushed ice)
How To Make It
- Fill a short glass with a generous number of ice cubes and pour in the ingredients.
- Lightly rub the zest on the inner wall of the glass, then flame up the orange oil over top and drop it in.
A little more about Chic Choc:
Made from spices harvested from the rugged Chic Choc Mountains in Quebec, Chic Choc Spiced Rum continues to grow in popularity.
The unique spiced rum, made in Canada, is produced with six indigenous spices, creating a fresh take on rum that features a spicy bouquet with nuances of sugar cane and cinnamon, complemented by a subtle peppery tone.
Taking its flavour from Peppery Green Alder, Pine Forest Spikenard, Witherod Berries, Lovage Root, Sweet Gale Seeds and Wild Angelica, Chic Choc Spiced Rum is unlike any other spiced rum on the market.
Drawing its inspiration from the boreal forest of the Chic Choc Mountains in Quebec, Chic Choc Spiced Rum is the only artisanal rum made with a mixture of spices found in this untouched location of the country.
Thanks again to Chic Choc for sending over this recipe. Not sponsored. Just tasty.