I’ve been posting Thirsty Thursday posts for a while on this blog. On a day off, my mind conjures up many kinds of mixed drinks, from simple to complex. Sometimes they’re boozier and other times they are sweet enough to enjoy on a beach. However, there are times when all I want to do is open a bottle and pour something directly into a glass. This normally results in my drinking some wine. When I don’t want that, Hum botanical spirit comes in.
I first tried this liqueur at Michael’s Cafe in Timonium. It was a dusty bottle somehow given primary real estate at the front of the bar. Never having noticed it before, I inquired about it. The bartender then reached over, grabbed a small water glass and poured a sip or two out. It smelled like the hibiscus juice I had in Mexico, then citrus, then full of herbaceous qualities. This is how it drank too. I was obsessed. It packed a punch yet the hibiscus and lime flavors made it soft enough to enjoy on its own.
While the bottle suggests adding this to Champagne or remaking the traditional gin and tonic, I am going to stick with my title for this post and tell you to pour it over some nice ice and drink. This is a sipping spirit for gin lovers. Though I warn you to be careful since it’s 70 proof. Also, another warning: it took me forever to hunt this down after my first taste of the luxury, so be sure to check their locations on the website before running out to Total Wine and only finding disappointment. Hopefully, this will end up saving you a lot of the time I spent hunting this down. Now what are you waiting for? Go out. Find it. Drink it down.