Añejo Highball

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 1.5 ounces Añejo Rum
  • .5 ounce Curaçao
  • 2 ounces Ginger Beer
  • .25 ounce Lime Juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • wheel of Lime (Garnish)
  • slice Orange (Garnish)

Build in a highball glass and fill with ginger beer. Garnish with the lime wheel and orange slice.

I created the Añejo Highball as a tribute to the great bartenders of Cuba, in particular Constante Ribalaigua Vert, from Habana's Floridita bar, who created the Papa Doble Daiquiri for Ernest Hemingway. The Añejo evokes the spiciness of the Caribbean rum drinks; curaçao, lime, and rum are the holy trinity of the island-rum drink.