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Dark Rum cocktails

Rum Cocktails
Whether it's gold or dark spiced rum, our handcrafted rum is perfect for cocktails. Every Miles and Moone team member has a favorite.
Our twist on the classic Espresso Martini is the Rum Moontini, a drink that blends dark flavors, chocolate, and spicy notes to create a delightful after-dinner drink.
As a result of using dark spiced rum, the chocolate and vanilla are able to blend seamlessly with the coffee, highlighting the complex blend of spices.  
35ml Miles and Moone Dark Spiced Rum (or gold if you prefer)
20ml Coffee Liqueur
A Shot of Espresso
10ml Cane Sugar Syrup (add more or less to taste)
Coffee beans / Chocolate dusting (to garnish)
1. To start off, cool your glass (add some ice cubes with water and leave for a few minutes) 
2. Pour all of the ingredients above (except for the coffee beans) into a cocktail shaker with a generous helping of ice.
3. Pop the top on the shaker and give it an almighty shake until it’s ice cold.
4. Empty your glass, grab your strainer and pour into your chilled martini glass.
5. Add 3 coffee beans to garnish. Alternatively, you can dust the rim of the glass with chocolate dusting for a little extra jazz. 
All that’s left now is for you to enjoy the good stuff. Simple, easy and delicious.
Who history of the Espresso Martini?
Back in the 80's on the London bar scene, there was a bartender named - Dick Bradsell. He was well known for his mixology of cocktails and was the inventor of the Russian Spring Punch, the Wibble and the modern classic Bramble. 

One time a young girl, propped up at the bar asked for something to “wake me up and f**k me up”. It was this request that he came up with the Esresso Martini. Combining vodka, fresh espresso, coffee liqueur and sugar, shaken and poured into a martini glass, providing both a wake up and a f**k up. 

The Espresso Martini is now a world wide classic. With many claiming to have invented it, but it was definitely Dick Bradsell.

Why do we garnish an Espresso Martini with 3 coffee beans?

Have you ever wondered why there are three coffee beans that garnish an Espresso Martini?
Well wonder no more - This is the cocktails trademark and represents health, wealth and happiness. 
Apparently comes from the traditional serving of Sambuca in Italy, where the beans are called: "con la mosca", which translates to “with the fly”.
You can chew and eat the coffee beans if you like but this comes down to personal choice! - (but personally not our choice)
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