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Day 25, Cocktail 25

Spring has finally returned here, which means it won’t be long before the tiki torches are lit at the Patio Bar and Swim Club.  So what to pair with this great evening?  Well, I still had some ruby red grapefruit juice and an ample supply of rum.  Sounds like a good start, heh?  I also keep orgeat syrup around which is an essential for many tiki drinks.  Orgeat is an almond flavored syrup and works very well with rum and many tropical fruit flavors.  It’s very inexpensive and is available at most liquor stores. 

So, after thinking about what I could pull together, this is what I settled on.

  Tiki Sunset

  • 1 oz Mt. Gay silver rum
  • 1/2 oz St. James rum
  • 1/4 oz orgeat
  • 2 oz ruby red grapefruit juice

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Stir well to mix.  Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with lemon twist.

The orange pink hue of this cocktail resembles a tropical sunset.  The orgeat softens the flavor of the St. James while the Mt. Gay provides a nice tropical base.  Light the torches and mix one up!

Cheers!

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