1/4 oz Bacardi Rum (1/2 oz Caliche, 1 dash Vale d'Paul)
1/4 oz Grenadine (1/2 oz)
1/4 oz Lemon Juice (1/2 oz)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass filled with crushed ice. I used a small rocks glass and garnished with a mint sprig.
Two Saturdays ago, I was browsing Trader Vic's Book of Food & Drink and spotted the amusingly named Small Dinger. Underneath was the caption, "Big or small, it's a humdinger, and it's from the Florida Bar in Havana." To mimic the older style of Cuban rum, I reached for a bottle of white Puerto Rican rum and accented it with a small amount of grassy rhum agricole-like spirit. The split spirit, grenadine, and lemon format reminded me of the Three Mile Limit and the Blue Skies, and with the success of the White House the night before, I decided to garnish again with mint.