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vanilla infused simple syrup - cocktail ideas?

MCFAC | May 10, 201204:11 PM

Hi, I made up some Tahitian vanilla bean infused simple syrup, and would like to do a little mixing. I can bang out a decent margarita, but that's the extent of my mixed drink repertoire. I have some clear rum for one cocktail, and some good whiskey for another. Will probably serve the rum to the ladies, who are very light drinkers, and the whiskey to the gents. Here are my thoughts so far:

1. love mojitos for the rum, but I don't think the mint or lime will pair well with vanilla, right? Maybe if I go in a different direction, with orange or tangerine juice?
2. would like to use some seasonal fruit, was thinking maybe whiskey with the ss, peaches, cinnamon (have some beautiful cinnamon on hand.)

Open to all suggestions from you more experienced mixologists!

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