New York Daily News gossip columnist Carson Griffith and celebrity blogger Micah Jesse were among guests celebrating the launch of Brugal Extra Dry Rum at Tenet Southampton’s recent Sip While You Shop event. Master mixologist Max Messier, known for his Brooklyn pop-up cocktail hour, mixed craft cocktails such as The Scarlet Meadow and the Brugal Dry Mojito. Here, Messier shares the recipes for the drinks served at the event.
Brugal Dry Mojito
1 ounce Brugal Extra Dry Rum
12 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, quartered
1 tsp. superfine sugar
Muddle mint leaves, lime quarters, and sugar in a tall glass. Add rum, fill with ice, top with soda, and stir well. Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint sprig.
The Scarlet Meadow
1 1/2 ounces Brugal Extra Dry Rum
1 ounce Meadowsweet Flower Syrup (see below)
1/2 ounce strawberry purée
Splash of lime juice
Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake well. Strain over ice and garnish with a lime wheel.
For the syrup:
3 cups water
2 tbsp. dried meadowsweet flowers
15 black peppercorns, cracked
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup raw sugar
Zest of 1/2 a grapefruit
Add all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture has thickened slightly. Remove from heat and allow to cool before straining and serving.