1⁄2 oz Licor 43
1⁄2 oz Rum, Smith & Cross
1⁄2 oz Orange juice

Stir with ice, rocks glass, big hunk o' ice. Cherry garnish.


I was mentally riffing on the Blood & Sand and the cherry ended up as more of a gesture.

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Posted by laerm on
Created by
Micah Stupak, Brooklyn, NY
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  • Also works with 0.25 oz of Cointreau subbing in for the orange juice.
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This turned out better than I expected, 3.5 out of 5. There is something here, although it is sweeter than I would like and holds it back. This was my first foray with Licor 43, and it is sweeter and less herbal than I anticipated, even the vanilla is muted although it comes through here. I wonder if Galliano might work better and add another dimension to the flavor? I didn't have Johnnie Walker, so I used Famous Grouse Scotch blended with 1/4 oz Islay to give the former some peat. The Smith & Cross rum is flavorful, but quite rich here. Appleton might be worth a try to reduce the overall sweetness. I was using a very small, perfectly-ripe, fresh-squeezed orange, so a bit of zest oil was helping.