August 9, 2013

What I’m Drinking: Atomula

When the alien robots from Plant X land in my backyard, brother, I’m gonna be ready with a shaker of Atomulas for all and sundry. Cause this, scientific one, is the ideal drink in those robot-alien-yetis kind of situations. Don’t trust me? Fine. But when that day comes, don’t say I didn’t warn you right here and now.


Atomula (with the recipe from Ginger Bliss and the Violet Fizz)

Ice cubes

1-1/2 ounces dark rum

1 ounce Becherovka

1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup (see A Note below)

Rosemary sprig, for garnish

1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice cubes. Add the rum, Becherovka, and rosemary simple syrup. Shake well.

2. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the rosemary sprig.

A Note: To make rosemary simple syrup add 1 cup fresh rosemary leaves, 2-1/2 cups water, and 3 cups sugar to a medium-size saucepan. Stirring occasionally, slowly bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low to medium heat. Then lower the heat a bit, keeping the mixture at a simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, and let the syrup completely cool in the pan. Strain through cheesecloth or a very fine strainer, and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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