Winter Vacation

There's something about a cold weather vacation. Be it a visit to a ski lodge or just a trip to see family up north, it's seeing how cold other people are that sometimes makes you feel a little better about your own winter blues. 

Well, this rum-based refresher might cure those blues, too. Made with Papa's Pilar 24 Dark Rum and a few other goodies, it might surprise you how much depth a rum drink can have.

We first enhanced the natural flavors of this rum with orange marmalade and Licor 43. Licor 43 is a liqueur with vanilla and spice notes, and it's pretty damn tasty. We had the pleasure of taking shots of it at our November 3st of the Month.

And just in case you needed a little extra warmth, we added a little splash of another one of our favorite back bar essentials: Ancho Reyes. Like the name would suggest, it's an ancho chili liqueur and it is damn fine. Not too spicy with a depth of toasty flavor, it's a great secret ingredient to many different cocktails.



rocks glass
cocktail shaker


2 oz Papa's Pilar 24 Dark Rum
1 oz Licor 43
.5 oz Ancho Reyes
1 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
.5 oz orange marmalade



Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake to chill. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with a slice of orange.