Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jamaica Glow

This is not a Caribbean cocktail. It comes across more as a colonial style cocktail that makes use of liquors on hand in order to create a tropical experience. You don't taste the gin much in this drink, which I think is the point. Rather you get a grape-like full-bodied wine flavor backed up by molasses from the rum.

I had an open bottle of Wild horse pinot noir on hand, and it is dry enough to qualify for the recipe. This cocktail feels as if it is trying to fortify wine and juice for those for whom wine itself isn't strong enough.
  • 2 oz. gin (Sunset Hills used)
  • 1/2 oz. dry red wine (pinot noir used)
  • 1/2 oz. orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. dark rum (Lyon used)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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