Autumn Daiquiri

Autumn Rum Daiquiri

Adapted from Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald and Alex Day (Ten Speed Press, 2014)

Before the doors open at New York City speakeasy Death + Company, it’s GDT, or “Gangster Daiquiri Time,” when a designated bartender makes a round for the staff, often riffing on the classic cocktail. This apple-and-cinnamon version was created by Death + Company alum Joaquín Simó.

  • 2 ounces dark rum (like Mount Gay Eclipse; Simó says it adds “a crazy apple flavor”)
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¼ ounce Demerara Syrup (2 cups Demerara syrup dissolved in 1 cup water)
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients with ice. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass.

Published on December 7, 2015
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Kara Newman 
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Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip. and NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening, which debuts in September 2018. Email:

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