Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Savor the Adventure of Channel Marker 43

    With Havana still on my mind from Monday, I got thinking about a new cocktail with Hemingway's fishing yacht in mind.   Pilar Dark Rum came immediately to mind with its dark full bodied flavor and staying with a nautical mood.   I was looking aft toward the channel behind the marina and the red channel marker lit up and idea for the new cocktail.

     I came up with a new idea for a new cocktail born form the sea.   This had to be a simple three item cocktail with a bold and sophisticate taste that would be fitting to the rum and the man.   It needed the style of his writing and the bravado of his adventurous lifestyle to fulfill the expectations of the cocktail.   Set your mind off to an adventure sitting of the aft deck of Pilar hauling in huge sailfish and savor the flavor of this cocktail.

Channel Marker 43

  • 2 oz. Pilar Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Liqueur 43
  • 2 oz. Barritt's Ginger Beer
Place the Pilar and the Liqueur 43 in a 12 oz. glass with ice, stir and top up with Barritt's Ginger Beer.   Optional garnish with a lime wedge or wheel.