Ever thought you’d like to make your own spiced rum? A rum that you could customise to suit your own cocktailing purposes? At Sydney bar Kittyhawk, that’s exactly what they’re doing.
The bar has a focus on two spirits categories — rum, and rye whiskey — and they’re making their own spiced bottlings of each spirit.
Kittyhawk’s Andres Walters kindly shared the spec for their Spiced Rum below, which they employ in the Old Grogham on their cocktail list.
Take a look at the spec below — it’s a great starting point to riff your way to your own house blend.
Spiced Rum a la Kittyhawk
- 6 bottles of Bacardi Carta Oro
- 12 coffee beans
- 4 cardamom pods
- 2 vanilla beans cut in half. Scoop out seeds and add to alcohol
- 4 dates cut in half
- 2 cinnamon quills
- 8 cloves
- 1 star anise
- 20 grates of a nutmeg
- 1 hug
Mix that shit in a tub and leave for 24 hours. Remember to time and date tub for other staff members. Must remove after 24 hours. Fine strain and bottle.