It’s difficult to imagine that as a native Californian I have NEVER been to Yosemite….until this past weekend. I think it is safe to say that I was enamored with everything I saw. A truly spectacular location that was made all the more memorable when shared with family and good friends.
We stayed at the Evergreen Lodge which was about 40 minutes outside of the park. The accommodations were adorable rustic private cabins. The restaurant and tavern on the property served wonderfully fresh and progressive California cuisine. I was further excited to discover what I think will be deemed my birthday drink from here on forward. >drum roll please< I am happy to share with you the soon to be famous Humido! Its inventor, Douglas Salles, the beverage service manager for the Evergreen Lodge. This drink is brilliant- fresh, rich in spices and not too sweet.
What’s so great about the ingredients in this drink? It’s the rum and the Hum. What is Hum? Hum is a liquor inspired by the French Caribbean and modeled after the great Amaros of Italy. It is made by infusing a pot still rhum (a type of rum made from distilled sugar cane juice) with fair trade hibiscus, ginger root, cardamom and kaffir lime to create the beautifully balanced American Botanical Spirit called HUM. Hum is technically a “liqueur,” however, it cannot be compared to traditional liqueurs at a bold 70 proof.
3 blackberries, 5 blueberries and 2 large wedges of limes
1 1/2 oz of Hum
1/2 oz of Rum (or Vodka)
1 tsp agave nectar
Garnish: 2 blackberries, 1 slight wedge of lime
In a bucket glass with some ice muddle the blackberries, blueberries and with limes. Pour into a cocktail shaker and add agave nectar, Hum and rum. Shake well and strain back into a bucket glass filled with ice. Top it off with ginger beer. Garnish with blackberries and lime.
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