Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Havana Club

Very simple and easily concocted, the Havana Club is one drink that swings between incredibly rich and delicious or pretty insufferable. This has everything to do with the quality of rum and vermouth that you use. A cheap rum and awful vermouth will make the drink taste cheap and awful, because there's nothing else in the cocktail but rum and vermouth. But good quality and flavorful rum and a fine dry vermouth make it as good as any stirred, high-end Martini.

Drinking Plantation 3 Stars is the first time I've tried a white rum that tastes like something other than rubbing alcohol. There's a real sugar cane flavor in it, and an aged oakiness that I really like. The amount of vermouth is small enough that it doesn't affect the balance of the cocktail at all.
  • 3 oz. light rum (Plantation 3 Stars)
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth (Mancino used)
Combine rum and vermouth in a mixing glass full of ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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