Rum & Ting from The Barking Dog

Rum & Ting

Jamaican dreaming and the midnight sun

It’s a warm summer evening in Copenhagen and the sun is still out. I’m on my way to The Barking Dog in search for a refreshing longdrink. A long haired blond guy greeds me at the door, which leaves me puzzled.

I’m pretty sure this doorman was serving me drinks last time I visited to enjoy their signature mezcal cocktail Bienvenidos. Tonight it’s an entirely different team behind the bar…

That’s when I remember the bar owner Carl have previously told me about the rotation system among the staff. Everyone does everything – from door hosting and bartending to cleaning toilets.

Everything is as it should be – I can kick back to enjoy the MJ tunes tunes filling the room and get that cold refreshment.

Rum & Ting from the Barking Dog - one of the best cocktail bars in CopenhagenRum & Ting

4 cl. Plantation 3 star- Jamaican rum
1,5 cl lime
2 dashes of Scrappy’s grape fruit bitters
Ting – Jamaican grapefruit soda

All ingredients are build and stirred over ice in a high ball glass. Garnished with a lightly squeezed white grapefruit wedge (white grapefruit is more tart and bitter compared to its sweet pink cousin).

This is a simple refreshing drink perfect for the warm Copenhagen summer nights when the sun doesn’t set. Unlike a usual lemon-sugar sour mix, the grapefruit in it adds a playful bitternes on the palate, which compliments the sweet rum in such a delicate way that you’ll find the glass empty long before your liking.

Rum & Ting was the first cocktail on the menu in the company of a classic negroni, when The Barking Dog opened. It is a good representative of the honest simplicity that characterizes the cocktail menu at The Barking Dog. The philosophy here is that drinks don’t have to be weird and complex to be good – if you master simplicity, simple drinks taste better.

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Thomas Klem Andersen
I believe that true mastery eventually leads to original creation given the right conditions. I love creative cocktails that push the limits of flavor pairing. But I can't deny I have a personal preference for whisky and love everything that is clear and stirred.