Rum Babalu Cocktail Recipe

Rum cocktail 1What better way to celebrate Spring than with a rum cocktails? The Rum Babalu from Midtown Manhattan’s Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar combines the sweet flavor of maple syrup with rum, ginger beer, lime juice and bitters. Round up your friends and break out the bongo drums in your own rite of spring with this mouth-watering, signature cocktail.

Recipe courtesy Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

Tommy Bahama Rum Babalu

2 parts Kirk and Sweeney 12-Year Rum (or your favorite variety of rum)

Rum cocktail

Use a double rocks glass to get the full effect of this rum cocktail.

¾ part fresh lime juice

½ part maple syrup

1 part ginger beer

1 dash of Angostura bitters


Glassware: Double Rocks

Ice: Cubes

Garnish: Orange peel


Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass except the ginger beer. Add ice and shake with a Boston shaker. Strain over fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with an orange peel.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar
551 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10176

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