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The Celebration

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

Garnish with fruit which is in season.

The recipe is credited to J. W. Fish, of whom I could find no information.  Now I realize the red currant syrup is not something many people keep in their bar supplies.  Fortunately the 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 a little less sweetener if you replace the groseille syrup with the grenadine.

Of course I could not resist tweaking the recipe to make it more suitable for my palate, and this is what I came up with:

The Appleton Celebration

2 oz Light Rum (I suggest Appleton Reserve Rum)
2 oz  Fresh Squeezed and strained Pink Grapefruit Juice
3/4 oz  Quality Gin (I prefer to use Tangeray No. 10)
1/4 oz  Sloe Gin
1 teaspoon Simple Sugar or Grenadine

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

These cocktails are all forrest approved!  Visit his great site for more cocktail hints and recipes.

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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