Passover is almost here, and I’ve got just the cocktail to help you celebrate a chametz-free house. There’s nothing like putting your feet up with a sumptuous cocktail after hours (or days!) of spring-cleaning. The best part is that this cocktail is Kosher for Passover as it uses white rum.
The primary inspiration for today’s drink is a classic Passover dessert: chocolate-dipped candied orange peels. There’s something about the crunchy citrus and dark chocolate that I just adore.
White rum pairs so well with citrus, so I knew it would pair well with orange curacao. I could have used a sweeter orange liqueur, but was concerned about it becoming overly sweet. I find that I can maintain a better sweetness ratio for this cocktail with a bit of simple syrup to taste. To get that chocolate flavor without overwhelming the cocktail as a whole, I used chocolate bitters. This helps maintain the bright feel of the drink so it feels more like a springtime libation than a winter one. Here’s wishing you and your family a meaningful Passover!