Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sir Walter Raleigh

An infamous spy, explorer, royal courtier, and drinker, Sir Walter Raleigh is a great name for a cocktail. It's actually the name of my home bar. And this drink is an especially ostentatious one. It has a full 4 oz. of 40 proof spirits. Dark rum doesn't even dampen the brilliant red from 1/2 oz. of grenadine, and then there's lemon and curacao that makes it bitter and fruity. I noticed the pomegranate flavor from the grenadine most, which felt appropriate for a drink named after an explorer of the new world.
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. brandy (Courvoisier VS used)
  • 1/2 oz. white curacao
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine
  • lemon twist
Combine all ingredients except lemon twist in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

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