Rum Pomander

An early form of aromatherapy, the pomander was a an ancient way perfuming one's self or environment. These days, it often refers to those oranges studded with cloves you see Martha Stewart making. Either way, it seemed a fitting title for this cocktail full of flavor and spice. 

The spice comes from the tasty 92 proof Spiced Rum from Sugar Island Rum Co. and a pinch of cardamom. The orange comes from the flavors of Aperol, orange bitters and orange flower water. 

It's a boozy, complexly-flavored cocktail, but one worth trying. 


3st of the Month presents: the Rum Pomander Cocktail


cocktail mixing glass
bar spoon
collins glass


1.5 oz Sugar Island Spiced Rum
.75 oz Aperol
1 oz fresh lime juice
pinch ground cardamom
2 dashes orange bitters
2 dashes orange flower water
strip of orange peel for garnish


Fill mixing glass with ice and add remaining ingredients (except the garnish of course). Stir to chill for 15-20 seconds. Fill collins glass with ice and strain cocktail into glass. Garnish with twist of orange peel.