Spiced rum Honey Deuce cocktail made with Swan Knight Distillery golden spiced rum in 2 champagne flutes

Spiced rum Honey Deuce

Here is how to make the rum cocktail.

Cocktail ingredients for a single serving
- 50ml Swan Knight Distillery golden spiced rum
- 25ml Chambord
- 125ml Lemonade

- Mix the ingredients together with crushed ice
- Pour into a highball glass
- Garnish with a skewered raspberry or trio of melon balls

How and when to drink this spiced rum cocktail

The deep reddish-brown hue of this cocktail looks fantastic in a champagne flute, especially topped by a fresh raspberry. A refreshing, light cocktail makes it perfect for sipping with friends and family in the sunshine, as well as in front of a roaring log fire.

Freshly squeezed lemon juice works well instead of lemonade but it will need to be sieved. Additionally, the fresh lemon juice may require a little simple syrup in order to bring up the sweetness. Other raspberry liqueurs can be used but we found there was a real depth of flavour to be found when using Chambord. This is most likely due to its mix of raspberry and other berries as well as a hint of vanilla, citrus and honey.

Inspiration for the cocktail

Using Grey Goose vodka, the original Honey Deuce cocktail was brought to life in 2007 by bartender, Nick Mautone. At the time, Grey Goose was a sponsor of the U.S. Open and Nick created the cocktail at their request. The combination of being easy to make, refreshing and the melon balls garnish looking like tennis balls, made the cocktail an instant hit with tennis fans.

In numerous variations since then, many types of vodka have been used but we prefer the extra flavour that from the vanilla, caramel and spices in the Swan Knight Distillery golden spiced rum.

In fact, we like quite a few spiced rum and Chambord based cocktails. There is the Chambord Daiquiri, the Chambord Dark'n'Stormy and the Chambord Rum Runner. The intense flavour of Chambord makes it a great constituent in spiced rum cocktails.
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