By Thomas Henry Strenk
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1 � oz. Bacardi Superior rum
� oz. St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
1 oz. Fresh orange juice
� oz. Cinnamon simple syrup*
� oz. Fresh lemon juice
2 Dashes of Jerry Thomas bitters
*For cinnamon simple syrup:
Combine equal parts Sugar in the Raw and water in a saucepan. Add 4-5 shakes of ground cinnamon or to your specific taste, and cook on low until all sugar is dissolved. Strain through a coffee filter or any fine strainer.
Darren Makowsky, staff barman for Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), created this recipe.
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