Jamaican Witch Doctor

When Winter ailments get to you its easy to turn to alternative methods of healing to find any relief.  A person can only take so much stuffy nose, sore throat and aches and pains.  Granny was never shy about putting a spot of rum or bourbon in some concoction that was said to soothe a pesky cold or just plain good on a cool day.  The Jamaican Witch Doctor takes its inspiration from Jamaican rums and spices mixed with sunny fresh lemon.  Guess what!  You can also pour this over ice and drink as an iced beverage.  

1.5 ounces Jamaican Amber Rum (Appleton is PERFECT)

.75 ounce Ginger Liquor

3 ounces water

1 ounce fresh Lemon juice

.75 ounce Honey

2 Cloves

1 Cinnamon stick

In a glass with a handle combine rum and ginger liquor.  In a microwave safe glass or in a saucepan combine all other ingredients.  Bring mixture to a boil and turn off heat immediately.  Remove cloves.  Remove cinnamon stick and set aside.  Pour mixture into glass with booze.  Garnish with the cinnamon stick and a pieces of lemon.  Sip slowly, its HOT!