Original Cocktail: Cold Comfort Farm
This is a cold drink that will make you feel all warm on the inside! There is no added sweetener here (no syrups) -- I’m relying on the spiced rum (which usually contains added sugars) and the natural sweetness of the fresh apple juice. If you’re juicing your own, steer clear of tart and/or tannic varieties like Granny Smith and Pippin.
Cold Comfort Farm
1.5 oz bourbon
1 oz spiced rum* (I used Lemon Hart’s Blackpool)
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
3 oz fresh pressed apple juice or fresh cider
1 sleeve Dashfire Spiced Apple bitters or a barspoon of Allspice Dram (a little goes a long way)
Shake all ingredients for about 10 seconds, and strain into a double rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel or apple slice.
**A quick note on spiced rums! They are all wildly different and usually a bit sweet, so it's good to taste the rum first before adding it in case you need to adjust the recipe. The Lemon Hart spiced rum I used weighs in at 43% abv which is on the higher side for this category, and has a strong vanilla influence. A fast and loose rule is that the lower the ABV, the sweeter the spirit will be.