Apple Cider Cocktail Lab Revisited


Spiced Rum and Apple Cider

Our next goal in the bottle reduction project is to finish off some of the dozen or so various rums we’ve collected. Sailor Jerry is a Caribbean rum infused with spices and flavors. In addition to making a delicious cocktail, Sailor Jerry is worthy of drinking neat with its fragrant vanilla nose and notes of cinnamon and molasses on the palate.


  • 1.5 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • 2 oz. apple cider
  • Splash of butterscotch schnapps

Shake over ice, strain and pour into a glass.


Raspberry Apple Cider

We bought Bacardi Black Razz raspberry flavored rum to make the Hard Rock’s Purple Haze cocktail at home. Although it’s not a rum we would drink on its own, it proved to be a utilitarian workhorse for any fruity cocktail concoction.


  • 1.5 oz. Bacardi Black Razz Rum
  • 2 oz. apple cider

Shake over ice, strain and pour into a glass.


Variation on the Stone Wall

The original Stone Wall recipe calls for aged rum, apple cider, and ginger beer. Even though Sailor Jerry is a spiced rum, their website touts its compatibility with ginger so I take a chance that the substitution will work.


  • 1 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • 1 oz. apple cider
  • .25 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. ginger beer

Shake the first 3 ingredients over ice, strain and pour into a glass. Top with ginger beer.

Sailor Jerry vs. Goslings Black Seal

Goslings Black Seal is our go-to rum for a Dark-n-Stormy cocktail also made with ginger beer. We’ll conclude drink lab with a Stone Wall Variation throwdown; one made with Sailor Jerry and one with Goslings Black Seal. The verdict: Goslings is smoky and sophisticated and, as usual, never disappoints. The Sailor Jerry version is lighter with lovely vanilla flavors popping through the apple and ginger. It’s another winner.

Related Blogs:

Bottle reduction (AKA Weekend in Review)

Apple Cider Lab 2015


Published by J Reilly

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