Mount Gay and Tonic

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When it is hot outside I can’t think of a better time to sip this simple, refreshing summer cocktail, the Mount Gay & Tonic. You can make it in under a minute and it is so good that you’ll keep the ingredients around precisely for hot days like this when you don’t have the energy to make anything else.

Before we get to the recipe, here is a fun fact:

Mount Gay is the oldest known existing brand of rum in the world, as they have a surviving company deed from 1703.

Mount Gay & Tonic

  • 2 oz Mount Gay Eclipse Rum
  • 4 oz tonic water
  • 1/4 of a fresh lime
  • Ice

Fill up your glass halfway with ice. Pour in the rum. Squeeze in the juice from the 1/4 of a lime and drop the remaining shell into the glass. Top off with the tonic water.

We were introduced to this drink by our friend Thomas a few years ago. We will forever be inebriated in his debt.

If you don’t have Mount Gay Eclipse, suitable substitutes are Angostura 1919 or Cruzan Estate Diamond.

I like to mix up my own tonic from Jack Rudy’s tonic syrup.

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