2 oz Bermuda rum, Gosling's Black Seal
1 oz Simple syrup (see note)
4 oz Ginger beer (to top)
1 wdg Lime

Combine syrup, rum, and bitters in highball filled with ice, top off with ginger beer. Squeeze lime wedge into drink, drop spent wedge into glass. Stir and serve.


For syrup: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, zest of two limes, 6-inch knob of ginger peeled and sliced thin. Combine ingredients in a medium saucepan, bring to low boil and remove from heat; let cool, strain and refrigerate up to one month.

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Bitters, by Brad Thomas Parsons.

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Curated this a bit - removed the simple syrup instructions from the recipe - it was seriously line breaky.

This drink seems really really sweet to me - it might have a lot of lime flavor from bitters and the syrup, but it looks like it's out of balance. Maybe Dan should take a swing at it for us ;)