Tuesday, May 5, 2020


1 jigger White Rum (1 1/2 oz Privateer Tres Aromatique)
1/2 jigger Curaçao (1/2 oz Cointreau)
Juice 1/2 Lemon (3/4 oz)
1 tsp Honey (1/2 oz 1:1 Honey Syrup)

Dissolve the honey in lemon juice (honey was pre-dissolved with water into syrup). Add the rest of the ingredients, shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon slice.

Two Tuesdays ago, I turned to my 1962 edition of Ted Saucier's Bottoms Up and spotted the Fitz-G-Honeymooner from radio and television personalities Ed and Pegeen Fitzgerald. The rum, orange liqueur, honey, and lemon combination and name reminded me of the apple brandy, orange liqueur, Benedictine, and lemon Honeymoon Cocktail that gained traction from appearing in Ted Haigh's book. Moreover, honey and orange liqueur was a combination that I have had in a few Tiki drinks and Sours before such as the Bahia Busy Bee, so I was game to give this one a try.
The Fitz-G-Honeymooner opened up with lemon, orange, and honey aromas. Next, lemon and honey notes continued on into the sip, and the swallow showcased the rum and orange flavors. While no great surprises here, it was definitely a pleasure to drink.

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