Among my many cooking resolutions for the new year, I've made a pact with myself to reduce my food waste. So when I was in desperate need of a cocktail while watching this year's Golden Globes, I made sure to use ingredients I already had on hand.
The Isle of Pines, a cocktail named after the Cuban island just south of Havana, fit the bill. It is straightforward but has all the attributes — sweet and tangy, with a slight edge — that I look for in a cocktail. See the simple recipe when you read more. Serves 4.
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup white rum
1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice