Cardiff Cocktails

By Mark Holmes

What’s The Worst That Could Happen?


This cocktail I’ve made based on a request from my brother-in-law to use Dr Pepper in a drink. Instead of using Dr Pepper as it is, it’s been reduced by 3/4 to give it a thicker consistency and more intense flavour (Don’t worry Matt it’s easy - heat in a pan until reduced to 1/4 of it’s original volume), a similar idea to a cocktail by Brad Thomas Parsons in which he reduces coca cola to use in his Fernet & coke.

 I’ve also noticed a run of rum cocktails, but I know he likes rum, so one more and I’ll promise to change the base spirit next time. 

What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

  • 50 ml Dark Rum (I used Gosling’s Black Seal here)
  • 25 ml Dr Pepper Reduction
  • 20 ml Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters

Shake and strain into a chilled glass, garnish with a lemon twist.

  • 12 December 2012
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