Sunday, April 25, 2010


One of several cocktails called Havana. The others tend to be based on light rum, but this one, from The Art of the Bar, is based on Gosling’s (I assume Black Seal is meant), and is rich and spicy. With the Cointreau and orange juice in there, you could probably skip the syrup. And since it’s plenty sweet already, I skip the sugar rim called for in the original recipe. It also calls for an edible flower garnish, which I would like better, but our garden seems to be the only one in San Francisco without a single nasturtium.

  • 1 1/2 oz Gosling’s rum
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • Splash of orange juice
  • Dash orange bitters
Shake in an ice-filled shaker and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. (Sugar-rimmed if you must.) Garnish with an edible flower, if available.

Source: Jeff Hollinger and Rob Schwartz, The Art of the Bar

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