Saturday, October 15, 2011

Smith & Cross Cooler

Don’t know what it is—maybe the San Francisco Indian summer—but I’m craving fizzy rum sours. I was just saying to the housemate that my drinking today has been all of a type: brunch was a Pusser’s Navy Rum Collins, then later a Churchill’s Southside while I was taking a break from my errands. At home, I stared at the bottles for inspiration but it was the same story.

Smith & Cross Cooler
  • 2 generous dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 oz Smith & Cross
  • juice of half a lime
  • spicy ginger beer, about 3-4 oz (Fever Tree)
Build in a 12-ounce glass over ice cubes. Stir gently and briefly.

These are all things that are made to go together. It’s nicely dry and clean, with a balance of aromatic, bitter, sour and strong. I guess it’s a classic drink, though I have no idea what else you’d call it so I named it after the rum.


  1. Looks tasty and i happen to have ginger beer in my fridge but my Smith & Cross is finished..i`m ordering a new one soon but it will take at least 2 weeks before i get it. Then i`ll try this one!

  2. I have to say I thought of you when I reached for the Smith & Cross.


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