Ryan Welliver Wins Charleston Wine + Food Rum Rum Rudolph Contest

Ryan Welliver Wins Charleston Wine + Food Rum Rum Rudolph Contest

Rum Rum

Congratulations to our very own Ryan Welliver for winning The Charleston Wine + Food Rum Rum Rudolph Cocktail Competition! Ryan’s Storm the Beach Tiki Cocktail was selected to be the official cocktail for Charleston Wine  + Food 2017 and was also featured in Imbibe Magazine! Check out his original recipe below.

1 oz. Hamilton 86 Demerara Rum
½ oz. Plantation O.F.T.D
½ oz. Velvet Falernum
½ oz. fresh grapefruit juice
½ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. cinnamon-cumin syrup
2 drops Bittermens Elamakule Tiki Bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: large mug
Garnish: grapefruit slice ( uses a dehydrated grapefruit slice)

Shake all the ingredients with ice. Strain in a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish.

Cinnamon-Cumin Syrup
1 cup water
2 cups white sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 Tbsp. ground cumin seed

Toast the cumin until fragrant. Grind into a course powder. Set aside. Bring the cinnamon and water to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Boil for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add the sugar and cumin. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer. Bottle and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Thank you to Holy City Handcraft for the photo!