My cousin enjoyed a cocktail at Burnett's Scottish pub while visiting ‘the homeland’ in Scotland. The Burnetts have a rich heritage that goes back many years, all the way to the 1300s when King Robert the Bruce gave the land to the Burnetts as a gift. Crathes Castle now sits on that land.
Crathes Castle is a 16th-century castle near Banchory in the Aberdeenshire region of Scotland. The castle was built by the Burnetts of Leys and was held by the family for almost 400 years. The castle and the ground are owned and managed by the National Trust of Scotland and are open to the public.
This version of the Double-Bubble cocktail has infused rum and a few extras. The process of infusion and the cocktail are explained in this recipe. This is in honor of my cousin, Deb.
Recipe for one cocktail. If you want to infuse more rum, add more Double Bubble.
Jigger of Mount Gay Barbados Rum (this rum is light and low in gluten)
Four pieces of Double Bubble
Shot of light cranberry juice
A teaspoon of simple sugar
Big squeeze of fresh lime
Big squeeze of fresh lemon
Two pieces of bubble gum for garnish
The infusion process of the Double Bubble into the rum is easy. Simply pour the amount of rum into a container with a lid over the top of the bubble gum. Make sure the lid is secure. If necessary, use plastic wrap under the lid. Let it infuse for a couple of hours.
Add the crushed ice to the cocktail shaker. Add all ingredients except the bubblegum that was infused with the rum. Shake the cocktail.
For the martini glass, dip the rim in simple sugar then dip the top of the glass in sprinkles. Pour the cocktail into the martini glass. Top with the toothpick of bubblegum. The gum may be chewed after finishing the cocktail.
It’s seriously delicious. Not too sweet with the added mixers yet still taste just like bubblegum.