1 1⁄2 oz Añejo rum (I used Barbancourt 8 Year)
1⁄2 oz Sweet vermouth
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1⁄4 oz Amer Picon
1 pn Salt (or 3-5 drop 1:4 saline)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.


Aroma is dark orange countered by bright lime notes. Lime, caramel, and grape sip, and rum and a slightly bitter orange-herbal flavor swallow.


In thinking about the Manhattan variation The Creole, I wondered if I could make it into a Daiquiri if I swapped rum as the base and added lime juice. Given the original recipe, it seemed like the Floridita (a classic Cuban Daiquiri with sweet vermouth and two sweeteners) would make a great skeleton to manipulate. The original was a touch too bitter, and this was fixed with a pinch of salt.

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Posted by yarm on 12/28/2019
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Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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  • Daiquiri-like; not as complex as the ingredient list had me expecting.
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