Chip and I aren’t the type to really explore different kinds of adult beverages. We know we like red wines, and that’s pretty much all we stick to. If we’re going to spend money on an overpriced drink while we’re out at dinner, we’re going with what’s tried and true. However, we recently tried a Brooklynite and have become fans of this mixed drink. We first had one at Bohanan’s a while ago with friends and we really liked it. The few other times we’ve gone back to Bohanan’s for special occasions, one of us will always order this drink. Chip recently thought it would be fun to learn to make a Brooklynite himself… it was was an interesting process.
Step 1: Look up a recipe online. Chip decided to go with this one.
Step 2: Have your husband go to the store and purchase all the necessary ingredients while you work on dinner.
Step 3: Make the honey syrup. To do this, the recipe says to stir 1 ounce of boiling water into 1 ounce of honey in a heat safe container. Chip didn’t fully read this step, so it wasn’t until after he had poured water and honey into a small saucepan and started boiling it on the stove that he realized they were supposed to be combined afterwards. Oops.
Step 4: Laugh at how your husband freaks out at the now overflowing saucepan of boiling water and honey. Remind him that he will be cleaning up this mess later.
Step 5: Add 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, 3/4 ounce honey syrup, 2 ounces anejo rum, and a dash of Angostura rum to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well until very cold. Strain into cocktail glass and serve up with lime wedge. Or just pour into a regular glass and realize your husband used all of the limes so you can’t make it pretty with a lime wedge.
Overall, they turned out pretty good. A little on the sweet side, but Chip is on a mission to get it perfect.