Newfoundland has something to holler about; Screech Rum. With fall in full swing and the weather doing its fair share of keeping our bones chilled, it is time to reach for a bottle of warming rum. Screech is “The Taste of Legends.” While this rum is no longer bottled at such a staggering proof so as to make anyone yelp or “screech” from the burning sensation trailing down their throat, it does have quite the warming effect needed to take the chill down a notch. Sip Screech neat, on the rocks or yes, in a cocktail. Try my version of the Screech Daiquiri for an interesting twist on an old favorite. The color is vibrant and deep and the taste is most pleasantly unusual.
2 ounces Screech Rum
1 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1/2 ounce Bar Syrup
Combine in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for ten to fifteen seconds. Strain into a well chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
For my review of Screech Rum please click on Newfoundland’s Legendary Favorite Rum – the Proof is in the Screech at The Intoxicologist is In.