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We worked with Brugal Dominican Rum to create this cocktail as the official cocktail for the annual Jazz Festival in Winooski, Vermont.  "18 Karat" is old jazz slang for when something is just perfect.  We think this balanced, rum-driven cocktail is just perfect to sip in summer while listening to your favorite live music.  We designed the Flavor Elixir to bring out the subtle characteristics of the rum: cocoa, vanilla, citrus & spice.

1.5 oz Brugal Extra Dry Rum

.5 oz Brugal Anejo Rum

2 Fresh strawberries

2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

1 tablespoon Demerara sugar

3 drops Alice & the Magician "Jazz Elixir"

Fresh Lime wedge


In a large glass muddle strawberries, sugar and lime wedge.  Add rum, Flavor Elixir, grapefruit juice and ice.  Shake like crazy, strain over fresh ice and garnish with mint.  Enjoy!