This is our riff on the James Bond Vesper martini using only our Rum 44—straight and as a botanical infusion.
- 1.5 oz. of botanical-infused Rum 44
- 1 oz. of Rum 44
- 1/2 oz. of Lillet
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.
- Serve up in a coupe.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.
To make the botanical-infused Rum 44: Age 21 grams of Juniper in a 750ml bottle of Rum 44 for one week. After straining through a cheese cloth, continue aging for an additional week, with 3 grams of Coriander, 4 Cardamom pods, 1 gram of Fennel, 6 grams of Dried Lemon Peel, and 6 grams of Dried Orange Peel. After a week, strain again through a cheesecloth.
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