Charlotte's Rapture

A rich, spirit-forward cocktail inspired by my travels to the Virgin Islands, where I experienced a provocative world past the tourist-filled crowds of Charlotte Amalie

Cruzan Black Strap Rum, a Saint Croix spirit, dominated the backbars of my Caribbean trip. Charlotte's Rapture has ginger on the nose, almond and molasses on the palate, and a lingering of coconut. 

1 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum

1 oz Pale Cream Sherry

1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry

1/2 oz Ginger Syrup*

1/2 oz Cold Brew Coffee

Splash Brut Champagne

Pour all ingredients (except bubbly) into a rocks glass. Add ice and briefly stir, then top with a healthy splash of Champagne.

*Ginger Syrup: Add two parts granulated cane sugar to one part ginger juice. Heat in a stainless steel pot at 158˚F for approximately 45 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain and bottle.

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