Happy first weekend of February, and — if you participated — congratulations on making it through dry January. Let’s celebrate with a nice drink.
This cocktail, which I made up just this morning, combines dark, molasses-y rum with the fruity, wine-based Lillet Blanc, and some sweet and tart Meyer lemon juice. If you can’t find Meyer lemons, regular ones are fine, or you could try grapefruit, or any other citrus you happen to have. (Keep in mind, though, sweeter citrus fruits may not provide enough acid for a balanced cocktail.)
To make this drink, you will need:
- 45ml dark rum
- 45ml Lillet Blanc
- 22ml Meyer lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously until the shaker becomes too cold to hold. Strain into a coupe glass and guzzle.