1 oz Virgin Islands Rum, Cruzan Blackstrap
1⁄2 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Simple syrup

Shake, strain, straight up, chilled cocktail glass

Cocktail summary
The Getaway on the rocks
©2010 Kindred Cocktails
Posted by Dan on
Created by
Derek Brown The Passenger/Columbia Room, Washington, D.C
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unknown authenticity
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(26 ratings)
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  • I would have liked a little more bitterness - less simple syrup or more cynar. — ★★★★★
  • Drink creator Derek Brown has also specified this recipe w/ boozier Cynar 70 and a pinch of salt. https://www.washingtonpost.com/recipes/getaway/16018/
  • Too much lemon! I halved the lemon and used cinnamon syrup - delish!
  • First attempt made w/ 3/4 oz Meyers, 1/4 oz Cruzan Blackstrap — ★★★★
  • Bitter, sour, with strong molasses flavor — ★★★★★
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Made with brown sugar syrup. Almost TOO delicious. Definitely making again and again.

Made as directed.  Reminds me of sophisticated Italian (lemon) ice.  I like a nice tart drink like this one.