Rum Primer
The Charlie Palmer Team behind the bar at Aureole knows a thing or two about cocktails. Check out this simple chart, where you can take a base spirit and add an ingredient or two to yield endless combinations!
Rum Table
Why rum is such a versatile spirit
Americans generally have a sweeter palate. Unlike a lot of cocktails, where you have to add in simple syrups and the like to pump up the sweetness, rum comes with an inherent sugariness to it, because it’s made from molasses.

Most white liquors mix well, and rum is no exception. It provides a clean base, something you can add lots of different flavors to, like fruit juices, herbs, and even vegetables. It imparts its own flavor while enhancing whatever you mix it with.

Dark rum gets you into another category as you work your way toward a pure sipping experience. Here again, it mixes well to create simple cocktails to sip on the patio. Enjoy small-production or vintage rum all on its own.

The Fine Line
The Fine Line
2 oz white rum
¾ oz lime juice
¼ oz elderflower syrup
½ oz simple syrup
Five to eight ½-inch pieces of celery
Soda water

Muddle the celery in a mixing tin.
Combine all ingredient in a mixing tin filled with ice.
Shake until the drink is well chilled.
Strain over fresh ice in a highball glass.
Garnish with a celery stalk.

Tale of two isles
Tale of two isles
1 ½ oz medium dark rum
1 oz Honjozo sake
1 oz coconut water
¾ oz pineapple juice
½ oz lime juice
Shiso leaf or a combination of
mint and basil

Muddle the shiso leaf or herbs lightly in a cocktail shaker.
Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice until well chilled.
Strain onto fresh ice into a highball glass.
Garnish with a shiso leaf.