Saturday, August 11, 2012

Golden Gate No. 2

I found this while rummaging around for San Francisco cocktails in John Poister’s New American Bartender’s Guide and thought it looked interesting. The version he gives is sort of a Twentieth Century with rum accents—more gin-forward than the one below from the CocktailDB. Wanting more of a rum cocktail, I gotta wonder what was meant by “light rum,” since the standard options give this thing no focus at all. But made with Wray & Nephew White Overproof, it’s a completely different story.

Golden Gate No. 2
  • 3/4 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz light rum (Wray & Nephew)
  • 1/4 oz 151 proof Demerara rum
  • 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1/2 oz Falernum
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

This is a miniature ocean of Tiki magic served straight up. There’s supposed to be a curled orange slice garnish but it sounded too fussy for my nice little gold-rimmed glass—like it would just hit you in the nose or something.

1 comment:

  1. Well now. We can't have things hitting us in the nose. :P


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