This cocktail finds its inspiration from two separate sources, a recipe I discovered on the Drinks Mixer website (here) called the Third Rail, and a brandy cocktail I have been playing with, the Sidecar. The two recipes are very similar. Each is basically a sour cocktail which uses orange Curacao as its sweetener. The Sidecar uses lemon juice as the sour ingredient whereas the Third Rail uses Lime Juice.
To create this cocktail, I starting with the Third Rail, however, I added a very light dollop of sugar syrup to give the serving a touch more sweetness. Then, to give my new cocktail an added touch of flavour and complexity, I also added a dash of Campari. When I mixed the serving, I knew I had found a winning combination of flavours.
Paying homage to the mixed drinks which inspired me, I called this new cocktail, the Railcar.
I hope you enjoy it.
2 oz Anejo Rum
3/4 oz Bols Triple Sec
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Sugar Syrup
1/8 oz Campari
Orange Peel (optional)
Add the first five ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake until the outsides of the shaker begins to frost
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a coil of Orange Peel (optional)
Please Enjoy Responsibly!
If you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!