Thursday, October 4, 2012

drink of the week | Life & Libertea

The honey bees at the Intercontinental Hotel rooftop apiary have been productive. Take advantage of the fruits of their labor by sipping on a Life & Libertea ($12) at RumBa, the hotels slick rum and champagne cocktail lounge. RumBa looks to pay homage to our city's history, because once upon a time Rum trade was an immensely important industry in Colonial Massachusetts. The rum industries old roots were also embraced by an Ipswich distillery launched just last year, Privateer Rum.

Inspired by a basic recipe, it's no secret that tea with lemon and honey have always been a classic combination. The addition of Privateer Silver Rum creates something refreshing, comforting and boozy all at once. The smooth and clean tasting small batch rum is steeped in Earl Grey Tea, giving it a distinctive flare. When shaken with lemon and honey syrup you get a well balance cocktail, one where each ingredient is prominent. Its got a perfect sipability factor and after two you'll be buzzed.

8 comments:

  1. sounds like a great drink! love the photos!

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  2. oooh tea-infused rum with a hint of lemon and honey?! this drink almost makes me want to have a cold so that I can use it as my remedy!

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  3. after two drinks of just about anything and I'll be buzzed ;)

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  4. I just interviewed Privateer Rum for the Boston Local Food Festival blog. They are great guys. This drink looks delish!

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  5. Cute post! And the drink sounds very tasty.

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