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Bacardi Cocktail

April 25, 2012 2 comments

It’s 1937, a mere four years since the end of prohibition, and the New York Supreme Court is holding a hearing on the legality of using any type of rum other than Bacardi to make the famous Bacardi cocktail. After hearing from a number of local NYC bartenders, some of which blasphemously claimed that they use the cheapest or handiest rums available to make a Bacardi cocktail, Justice John L. Walsh declared that “Beyond a reasonable doubt subterfuge and a fraud is subjected on the purchaser when Bacardi rum is left out of a drink listed as a Bacardi cocktail.”

The Bacardi cocktail is both vibrantly hued and flavored.

Bacardi cocktail
Ingredients:
2 parts Bacardi white rum
Juice of a whole lime
1/2 part grenadine

Shake over ice and serve in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lime.

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Cocktail Corner: Jack Rose

January 6, 2012 Leave a comment

My thriving fascination with mixing drinks is a fairly recent obsession. On a whim one day I purchased a cocktail shaker. Though my attentions were to create a classy mini-bar for my newly rented house, it ended up setting dormant in the cupboard for some time. That little black plastic shaker gave me an itch though. Knowing that it was setting, never before used, in my kitchen cabinet; I now had motivation to add more liquors and liqueurs to my collection, which at the time consisted of nothing more than a lonely bottle of Jameson. Soon my ambitious attitude turned into an obsession to have a mini-bar that was just as well stocked as any bar in town. Along the way, I purchased a unique cocktail recipe book and scoured the internet for interesting concoctions that I could mix for my wife, my house guests and myself. So now I’m going to use the Cocktail Corner section of this site to provide these recipes, and their back stories, to my thirsty readers.

Jack Rose

Everything you need to make the perfect Jack Rose

Jack Rose
Ingredients:
2 parts applejack

1 part lime juice
1/2 part grenadine
Shake with ice and serve neat in a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry, a lime slice or even an apple slice.

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