I’ve chosen another novice-level cocktail for the Dog Days of Summer, and I thought it’d be good to hang onto the last bit of the season with a rum-based cocktail.
- 1.5 oz. light rum (I like Don Q, Puerto Rican rum.)
- ¾ oz. orange curacao
- ¾ oz. dry vermouth
- dash of grenadine
The dryness of the vermouth keeps this from being too sweet, so you can vary it based on preference. Pour all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake well, and strain. Pour the mixture into a martini glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
Kevin Castellano is a lake area wine and liquor expert. wayzatawineandspirits.com