Saturday Cocktail Recommendation – the Abomination edition
One Saturday a few years back, I headed inside after mowing the yard. I needed boozy refreshment, but did not have the makings for any obvious choices. What I did have was Maker’s Mark and a variety of citrus, so I went mad scientist. It wasn’t a totally insane move as many fine cocktails are booze + citrus + add-on. The result was surprising and has remained in my repertoire since. It’s not an anytime beverage, but if you’re in need of refreshing refreshment, it hits the spot.
2 oz dark rum or bourbon
Not quite 1 oz fresh lime juice
Not quite 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
Splash simple syrup*
Shake, pour over ice, and top with club soda
*Simple syrup, the better version: Bring one cup of water to a boil and stir in one cup of sugar in the raw. Store indefinitely in fridge.