The Rum Howler Blog

(A Website for Spirited Reviews)

  • The Rum Howler Blog

  • Visit My Online Memorabilia Store

  • The Rum Howler Interview (Good Food Revolution)

    Click on the Image to see my interview on Good Food Revolution

  • Industry Interviews

    Interviews

    Click the Image for Great Interviews with the Movers of Industry

  • Cocktails and Recipes

    Click Image for Awesome Recipes

  • Follow Me on Twitter!

  • Copyright

    Copyright is inherent when an original work is created. This means that the producer of original work is automatically granted copyright protection. This copyright protection not only exists in North America, but extends to other countries as well. Thus, all of the work produced on this blog is protected by copyright, including all of the pictures and all of the articles. These original works may not be copied or reused in any way whatsoever without the permission of the author, Chip Dykstra.
  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,885 other followers

  • Subscribe

  • Top Posts

  • What People are Saying:

    Arctic Wolf on Rum Howler 2016 Top 50 Canadia…
    whisky6345 on Rum Howler 2016 Top 50 Canadia…
    Arctic Wolf on Contact Me
    Arctic Wolf on The Rum Howler – Top 50…
    Bob on The Rum Howler – Top 50…
    Ralph Volkert on Contact Me
  • Archives

  • Visitors

    • 8,555,039 pageviews since inception

The Railcar

Three Degrees SAM_2685This 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.

The Railcar

2 oz Anejo Rum
3/4 oz Bols Triple Sec
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Sugar Syrup
1/8 oz Campari
Ice
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!

 

 
%d bloggers like this: