​Recipe: Holiday Rum Sparkler

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This past summer, in collaboration with Bon Appetit, IBM released an app titled "Chef Watson with Bon Appetit," which allows home cooks to draw on the advanced cognitive capabilities of its Watson supercomputer, to create entirely new recipes, using novel combinations of flavors and textures.

The following recipe was created by Bon Appetit Senior Food Editor Dawn Perry with Chef Watson.

Holiday Rum Sparkler
Serves: 1 (You'll have enough honey syrup that you can easily scale up this cocktail for a crowd)


Honey Syrup
1/4-cup honey

2-ounce dark rum
1-ounce apple juice
2-ounce Champagne or sparkling wine
Apple slice and mint sprig (for serving)


Honey Syrup:

Combine honey and 1/2-cup warm water in a small bowl; stir until honey is dissolved.


Combine rum, apple juice, and 1/4 ounce honey syrup in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice. Shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with Champagne and garnish with apple and mint.

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