The 90’s areĀ making a comeback, and it has something triggering in us that feels all kinds of fuzzy.Ā All this blast-from-the-past got me thinking, what’s theĀ nostalgicĀ cocktail for our generation? What makes you feel warm with memories, just in time for the holidays (aka the most reminiscentĀ time of year)? I propose that we take something comforting and deliciousĀ from our childhood and make a grownup versionĀ – boys and girls, meetĀ the Gingerbread Drury Lane.

COCKTAIL: Appleton Estateā€™s Drury Lane Swizzle

Named after a charming little street in London, this week’s cocktail takes a kidĀ favorite and marries it with smooth gold rum, flavorful orange bitters and serves it over crushed ice. The end result is a drink that takes you back with the sweet/spicy taste of gingerbread with the right amount of kick.


  • 2 oz Gold Rum (We used Appleton Estate)
  • 2 Dashes of Angostura Orange Bitters
  • 0.5 oz Gingerbread Syrup
  • Dash of lime juice
  • Crushed Ice


In a shaker combine gold rum, bitters, gingerbread syrup and lime juice. Gently stir mixture until ingredients are blended together.Ā Slow-pour mixture into a tall glass of crushed ice. Garnish with lime curl.

COCKTAIL: Appleton Estateā€™s Drury Lane Swizzle

Make often and enjoy!

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