Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fogged In Pirate

Looking for a Rum Manhattan recipe, I thought about the Pirate’s Cocktail but it seemed too rich with dark rum except maybe as a nightcap. The white rum variations were too light. 10 Cane seem about right but my bottle was nearly empty, so I topped it off a little with Mount Gay figuring you can’t go wrong.

Since I was already playing with odds and ends, I went with a dash of Cointreau instead of the bitters, and a Meyer lemon twist for spice—definitely Manhattan-like and yet sort of tropical too.

Fogged In Pirate

  • 1 1/2 oz gold rum (1 oz 10 Cane plus 1/2 oz Mount Gay Eclipse)
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth (Dolin Rouge)
  • dash Cointreau
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Meyer lemon twist.

Sorta odd that I had that Meyer lemon around—don’t use the things all that often. But it really works in this one.


  1. The rum Manhattan is something that I've always struggled with. I just don't feel that aged rum goes well at all with sweet vermouth. Then again, I've never tried it with a dash of Cointreau.

    I have made it work with a few rums in particular, specifically Black Strap and Mocambo.

  2. The lighter quality of the Dolin helped too, I think.


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