2 oz Gold rum
1 oz Simple syrup (Five Spice infused, see note)
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)

Shake with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel.


The rum should be an aged amber, like Cruzan Estate Dark, Appleton Estates V/X, Brugal Anejo, Lemon Hart 80, or Pyrat XO. To make the five spice syrup, combine 1 rounded teaspoon of five spice powder with 2c of sugar and 1c of water. Heat on low until the sugar is dissolved. Squeeze through a cheesecloth into a bottle.

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  • Made with Appleton V/X, regular simple, and a few healthy dashes of 5-spice bitters. The rum gets a bit buried. — ★★★★
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Curated this slightly - to avoid line breakage, I moved the rum suggestions to the notes section and appended the syrup recipe.