Tuesday, June 11, 2013


2/3 Bacardi Rum (1 1/2 oz Caliche + 1 bsp Vale d'Paul)
2 dash Lime Juice (1/2 oz)
2 dash Grenadine (1/2 oz)
2 dash Yellow Chartreuse (1/2 oz)
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Saturdays ago for the cocktail hour, I perused Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 looking for recipe gems in need of interpretation. When I spotted the Lovers in the rum section, it reminded me of a Bacardi Cocktail crossed with a Daisy de Santiago. For proportions, I gave it a 3:1:1:1 structure which turned out to be a decent estimation of what would work well here.
preprohibition cocktail recipes
With the dash of rhum agricole-like Cape Verdean rum in the mix, the Lovers had a grassy nose in addition to the pomegranate notes. A fruity sip from the lime and pomegranate gave way to the rum, grassy, minty, and spice flavors on the swallow. Overall, the Lovers had an elegant tartness and complexity and would make for a delightful Daiquiri Time Out.

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