Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The At Home Bar - A New Segment
I'm starting a new segment, the "At Home Bar." It will include; drinks, booze reviews and various successes and failings as I delve deeper into mixology at home. For my birthday my pops bought me two books and an authentic Jeremy Lin jersey (which I'm rockin right now). One of the books is full of cocktails and recipes for bartenders, I stumbled upon this concoction whilst browsing and thought I would try it out...
1 oz. dark rum (I used Gosling's)
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. bourbon (I used Buffalo Trace)
Dash of grenadine
Shake the ingredients, then strain into a martini glass and serve.
(h/t American Bartender's Handbook)
Turns out, it's right up my alley. It isn't quite a Manhattan, but offers some similar medicinal notes. It's no surprise the maplee (not a word) rum balances well with the bourbon. I would suggest an acute amount of grenadine, it's simply there to add some sweetness to a drink that has sweetness already built in. Perhaps try garnishing with a cherry or a bit a maraschino liqueur instead. I'll leave that up to you all. I'm definitely adding this to my rotation of serviceable drinks at home.
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