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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Pink Rum and Tonic

Maybe yesterday was OK after all. Maybe you found out that you can do at 50 what you did at 20 and still not end up in the hospital, jail, or divorce court. But chances are, you still have some Bacardi left over.

Fret not. Even though you are ready to shelf hurricanes for another year, there’s a fine drink that just might get you through the day, and use up a little more rum as well.

The Pink Rum and Tonic.

As usual, our recipe comes from the empirical CocktailDB.

Shake in iced cocktail shaker & strain:
1 1/2 oz light Bacardi rum (4.5 cl, 3/8 gills)
1/2 oz fresh lime juice (1.5 cl, 1/8 gills)
1/4 oz grenadine (6 dashes, 1/16 gills)
Fill with tonic, ice
Add lime wheel
Serve in a tall glass (14.0 oz)

This drink errs a little on the sweet side, with the rum and the grenadine—if you have a more alcohol-oriented palate, you might want to pare back the grenadine by half. And what is rum, if not a way to deliver spirit itself from sugar? But the tonic in this drink renders it refreshing, and it comes out the color of a watermelon horchata.

And as always, we remind you that you can make your own grenadine.

And now that the festivities are over and the work begins, whether you are commencing Lent or contemplating a coming Seder, we wish you shanti.

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