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Connecticut’s Real McCoy Rum Complements Glass and Grill

By July 19, 2014Top News, New Products

RealMcCoyRubChefTimGannon#SummerGrillWith July noted as National Grilling Month, barbecuing is the prefect platform for parings; steak and spirit. Grill aficionado and Outback Steakhouse Founder, Chef Tim Gannon, created a custom blend of household spices called the “Real McCoy Rub” using both his coffee-based rub to complement steak paired with The Real McCoy 12-Year-Aged Rum, served neat.  “Mature and balanced with complex wood and spice notes,” the 12-year aged spirit enhances the blend of spices in Chef Gannon’s “Real McCoy Rub” anytime of year.

Chef Tim Gannon’s “Real McCoy Rub”

  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Coffee Grounds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl
Brush steak with extra virgin olive oil
Apply spice mixture liberally to steak
Cook in cast iron skillet until steak reaches 135 degrees, causing marbling to liquefy
For 1-1.5” think steaks, cook approximately 3 minutes per side
For 1.5 to 2.5” think steaks, cook approximately 4 minutes per side

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