1 3⁄4 oz Tonic water (divided)
1 1⁄2 oz Rum, Appleton 12
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
1⁄2 oz Simple syrup (oolong syrup, see Notes)
1 twst Lemon peel (expressed and discarded)
1 sli Lemon (optional, as garnish)
1 Candied ginger (optional, as garnish)

Dry shake 3/4 oz tonic water, rum, lemon juice, and syrup to incorporate and flatten tonic. Add ice and shake to chill. Strain over rocks. Top with 1 oz tonic. Express and discard a lemon twist, and garnish with a lemon slice or candied ginger.


For oolong syrup, brew strong oolong tea, and dissolve an equal part of sugar in it.


Made for the Reddit Original Cocktail Competition - September 2023 (Rum & Tonic).

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