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The Dirty Barbados Cocktail – The Real McCoy Rum

Dirty Barbados Cocktail

The Dirty Barbados Cocktail, created by Chef James Wayman of the Oyster Club, Mystic, CT is an amazing twist on the classic Daiquiri with The Real McCoy 5 year old rum.

The Real McCoy’s Rum is based on the story of Bill McCoy, the pioneer rum runner of Prohibition. He was the first to fill a boat with alcohol in the Caribbean in January 1920, becoming a floating liquor store three miles off the New York coast, just in international waters.

While most rum-runners would cut their booze with anything to turn a bigger profit, Bill McCoy’s quality spirits became legendary as The Real McCoy.

Back To The Dirty Barbados Cocktail

  • 2oz (60ml) The Real McCoy 5 Year Rum
  • 1oz (30ml) Ginger Syrup
  • 1oz (30ml) Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Dash Orange Bitters
  • 1 Pinch of Sea Salt

Shake hard with ice and pour over fresh cubed ice in a rocks or old fashioned glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime and sea salt. 

Our thoughts on the Dirty Barbados Cocktail

I’ve been a fan of salt in cocktails for a few years now, and its not surprising that a chef creating cocktails would have the same opinion. Salt is amazing at enhancing other flavours and really shines here.

This drink also has all the elements of a Dark & Stormy (apart from a different rum of course!) with Rum, Ginger, lime and bitters, just arranged differently. It’s a great drink that we’d be delighted to be sipping outside the Foursquare distillery in Barbados!

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