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A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

MacArthur Cocktail

1 1⁄2 oz Light rum
1 bsp Dark rum
1 ds Egg white
Instructions

Add all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake vigorously. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. No garnish necessary (lime wheel optional).

Notes

Quality spirits really shine through in this drink. Choose a good clean white rum and a dark rum with plenty of flavor and enjoy.

History

Popular rum drink especially in Havana when tourism was at a peak and the rum craze was in full swing.

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From the Knowledge Vault

The Margarita, or An Earthy Mystery

Americans drink a lot of Margaritas. While the Margarita makes up eighteen percent of the mixed drinks ordered in the United States, tequila represents only six percent of the domestic spirits market. Unfortunately, we drink a lot of bad Margaritas too. Neon colored, super-sweet, artificially flavored, poorly made, cheap ingredient, frozen-slushy Margaritas surely account for most of those eighteen percent.

Perhaps one reason that Americans drink a lot of bad Margaritas is that we seem to have no idea of its origin. There are theories (among others) that Dallas socialites, Peggy Lee, Mexican (or Irish, or Texan) bartenders, German ambassador’s daughters or Ziegfeld Follies dancers all have a hand in the drink.

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Recent Discussion

  • Re Werewolf of London, 1 day ago HallA commented:

    Shockingly good. Wonderful herbal / bitter / sweet balance with the nuttiness of the amontillado kind of rounding it out underneath.

  • Re The Giving Tree, 2 days 5 hours ago prattginkgo commented:

    A bit flat, maybe better with a 1/2 oz. lemon juice?

  • Re Continuum, 2 days 9 hours ago Pangolindo commented:

    So good, so balanced. All the ingredients mix perfectly to an unbelievable point. 5 stars. Used Clément créole shrub.

  • Re Double Up, 2 days 21 hours ago HallA commented:

    This is actually delightfully balance... it's also huge so plan accordingly. the huge lime hit balances all that maraschino and it's really good.

  • Re Midnight Ride, 4 days 21 hours ago brimagick commented:

    Agree it’s a bit too sweet. Previous commenter had some good ideas re: subs.