There's a drink--a Trader Vic tiki-style drink--from the late 40's called The Beachcomber. I've experimented with it, and with various sours much like it for years. Rum, tart citrus and cointreau--nothing's ever wrong with that. I was honking around in the Imbibe Magazine back issues online, and I came across this variation on the original Trader Vic cocktail. I like the idea--especially the addition of just a drop of maraschio--and I think Mr. Potter and I shall be making a test run on it this very evening, as we ponder the coming precipitation. Cheers!
The (New) Beachcomber
2 oz. white rum
3/4 oz. Cointreau
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/4–1/2 tsp. maraschino liqueur
1/4 tsp. simple syrup (optional)
Shake hard over ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. I'm thinking a lime wheel, and maybe a silly little paper umbrella garnish? Might be fun!
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