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Happy Hour: Rum Cocktail

Last week I received a surprise bottle of Rhum Clément Créole Shrubb Martinque. I had never heard of the orange liquor, but enjoyed the exotic-sounding name so much that I decided to try it in a cocktail. Not in the mood for anything overly sweet, I went with this recipe for a martini-style concoction with rum, orange liquor, and lime juice.

The drink was balanced, smooth, and delicious — the perfect aperitif for a Friday afternoon. Fresh-squeezed lime juice is imperative to the success of this cocktail, so don't substitute bottled. To take a look at the easy recipe,

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Rum Cocktail

Rum Cocktail

Rum Cocktail

Ingredients

2/3 oz. dark rum (I used Bacardi)
1/3 oz. orange liqueur
3/4 oz. lime juice

Directions

  1. Pour the rum, orange liquor, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired, and serve.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 7 years
I dont drink....im too young....but it looks good... :O
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Yum!!
springfieldrocks springfieldrocks 7 years
this sounds fantastic *writes recipe down*
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years
I've had Shrubb before (I used to live in Guadeloupe). It's not too bad. My favorite drink was made with Vieux Rhum, cane sugar, and fresh maracuja juice (passion fruit). I rarely drink alcohol, but I loved that drink!
emalove emalove 7 years
Sounds perfect for summer!
sonnabobble sonnabobble 7 years
sounds good, but i prefer a light rum...
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