Against All Odds

Main Spirit Rum - White
Difficulty Medium
Technique Shaken

A riff on the Daiquiri, Against All Odds was created at New York’s Red Paper Clip. Showcasing the funky character and aromatics of Ten To One White Rum, the drink provides an unexpected yet flavoursome twist on the original with the addition of the Chinese 5-Spice Syrup.


  • 2 oz. 60ml White Rum
  • 1 oz. 30ml Lime Juice
  • 0.75 oz. 23ml Chinese 5-Spice Syrup
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Combine all ingredients with 4 cubes of good ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a coupe glass. A froth cap should float on the top of the drink when poured.

Chinese 5-Spice Syrup
75 g Cortex Cinnamon
75 g Fennel Seeds
75 g Star Anise
75 g Cloves
75 g Sichuan Peppercorns
Toast all spices over medium-low heat until browned. Cover with simple syrup (800g water cooked with 800g white sugar). Steep over low heat for 30 minutes, cool to room temperature. Strain syrup through cheesecloth, bottle and refrigerate. Use for up to 30 days.



More about this drink

This drink was created in collaboration with Ten To One Rum for world Rum day 2021

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