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Celebration SAM_2432The Celebration

1/3 daiquiri rum
1/3 grapefruit juice
1/6 Groseille Syrup (Red Currant Syrup)
1/6 Gin


This cocktail is credited to J. W. Fish, and its first appearance in print is in the W. J. Tarling’s, 1937 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book

Groseille (Red Currant) Syrup is not something many people keep in their bar supplies. Fortunately the Internet Cocktail Database has a link to a recipe to make your own (Groseille Syrup link).  They also suggest Grenadine as a substitute, although I would recommend that you use only half the sweetener if you replace the groseille syrup with grenadine.


Here is a variation using simple syrup rather than groseille syrup

Appleton CelebrationThe Appleton Celebration

1/2 oz Appleton White Rum
1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
3/4 oz  Gin
1 teaspoon Simple Sugar

Combine ingredients into a metal shaker with ice.
Shake until the metal shaker chills.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with lime slice

And I just couldn’t resist putting the ice from the shaker into the cocktail glass as well.   I found this cocktail to be extremely refreshing, and now it is a staple of my entertaining repertoire.

And always remember the aim is not to drink more it is to drink better!


Note: If  you are interested in more original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!


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