RUM REVIEW: Callisto California Dry Botanical Rum ($35)
by Andrew Chalk
Callisto Botanical Rum is like no other rum you’ve tasted - putting a refreshing twist on the spirit by infusing its bespoke white rum with a blend of locally-sourced Californian botanicals (including rosemary, lavender, burdock root, and cherry bark). Summer never has to end with your own “California in a bottle.”
Callisto is ready for cocktails. Here is one recipe from the Callisto web site.
Pacific Coast Mai Tai
Glass Type: Double Old Fashioned Glass
1.5 ounces Callisto Botanical Rum
.5 ounces California orange liqueur
.75 ounces Orgeat
1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
1 piece Strawberry
Muddle strawberry in a shaker tin with orgeat and lime juice. Add Callisto Botanical Rum and orange liqueur. Shake and double strain over ice. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and mint sprig.