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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Mixology Monday -- Snowbird Rum Runner

Thanks to Jeffrey Morgenthaler for hosting the last MxMo of 2007, with the particularly rich theme of Repeal Day. I'll take up the offer to post an original drink inspired by the Prohibition Era.

The usual image Prohibition is a crew of revelers gathered around a bathtub of gin in a crowded urban basement. Let's not forget that while these parties were jumping in the cities, further south rum runners were smuggling rum and other liquors into the States. Considering that Prohobition Era liquors often were not, shall we say, of sipping quality, this cocktail gives a nod to the rum runner's pluck, the flavors of the season and the forgiving nature of assertive mixers.

Snowbird Rum Runner

1/2 oz white rum
1/2 oz gold rum
1/2 oz pineapple rum
1/2 oz Chambord
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz pomegranate schnapps
1/4 oz grenadine
1/2 oz freshly squeezed orange juice

Shake ingredients together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

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