The Bitter End

2 oz Light rum, Flor de Caña Dry 4
1 oz Grapefruit juice
12 oz Lime juice
12 oz Falernum, Velvet Falernum
2 ds Bitters, Angostura
14 oz Bitters, Angostura (as float)
Build in Collins glass; add ice; stir. Float the .25 oz bitters on top of drink.
From other users
  • Not bad; a better rum than I used would probably improve it. To my taste, the 1/4 oz. of bitters float could've been dialed back a bit. — ☆☆☆
  • consider adding a bit more falernum — ☆☆☆
  • Skip the .25 oz Angostura float — ☆☆☆☆
  • Would prefer more sweetness. I know it’s supposed to be bitter but I would prefer it with more balance — ☆☆
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Curated to clarify rum as a

Curated to clarify rum as a light rum. While it is true that Flor de Caña light rum is aged 4 years and clear in color, I don't think most folks would describe it as other than as a light rum, rather than an añejo rum.

I added 1/2 ounce of Amaro

I added 1/2 ounce of Amaro Montenegro instead of the Angostura float, and I used Plantation 3 Star rum. This is satisfying and delicious. Thanks for the inspiration!