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Day 365, Cocktail 364

It’s Easter Sunday and the last day of my year long cocktail journey (by the way – I didn’t plan it this way, but it did just happen to work this way!).  Since I need two to finish my quest, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing – a day / night doubleheader if you will.  The first cocktail was one that I wanted to be able to enjoy with our Easter Dinner, which was Polish sausages, potatoes, cabbage and more, followed by Gwen’s chocolate birthday cake.  As I flipped through my recipe books a drink I’ve had bookmarked for some time now looked it would fit the bill.

  Palm Beach

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 2 oz gin
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • Combine the ingredients in a shaker and shake, shake, shake to mix and chill.  Strain into a rocks glass with an ice ball.

Very nice blend of pineapple, rum and gin, although a bit strong.  In fact, I ended up adding about another ounce of pineapple juice to keep this from knocking on my butt.  However, the rum and pineapple flavors of this drink complimented the sausage and sides with our dinner very well.  I just may have a new Easter cocktail!

So, with the Palm Beach, I’m down to my last cocktail.  I’m contemplating what to drink, but if you have a suggestion for my grand finale, I’d love to hear it!

Cheers!

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!