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One of the simplest cocktails you can do using white rum. Cuban Rum (ex: Havana Club) really turns an average cocktails into a great one!

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Ingredients [ oz | cl ][ My Bar ]
2 oz White Rum[ Add ]
1 oz Lime Juice[ Add ]
12 oz Simple Syrup[ Add ]
Method: Prepare in a shaker
Glass: Saucer
  1. Shake ingredients in a shaker half filled with ice cubes
  2. Add sugar to the rim of a cocktail glass (works great if you moisten the rim with a lime wedge first)
  3. Pour the mix in the glass
  4. Serve with a straw

Volume: 3.5 oz
Alcohol units: 2.4 standard drinks
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 23%


Times viewed: 137665
Average Score: 8.8 (44 votes)

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According to Wikipedia:

The cocktail was supposedly invented about 1905 in a bar named Venus in Santiago, about 23 miles east of the mine, by a group of American mining engineers. Among the engineers present were Jennings Cox, General Manager of the Spanish American Iron Co. Although stories persist that Cox invented the drink when he ran out of gin while entertaining American guests, the drink evolved naturally due to the prevalence of lime and sugar.

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You must have the small version of the cocktail glass (3 oz). 4 oz glasses are more common. I also just added my own version of the Ron Sour (Rum Sour).

Comment by David on 2009-06-23 21:33:19

actually the recipe for a sour drink (this is ron sour) is 50 cc of a distilled drink, 30 cc lemon juice and necessary ammount of sugar. 1 liquid oz. equals to 29.4 (rounded to 30) cc, so this would make 60 cc. Taking into account the fact that the Cocktail glass only has 90 cc, and that by shaking it or stirring (yes, you can also stir this drink) anything you'll get around 10 cc of water (from the ice), you can see that with already 90 cc of ingredients you'd have to fill the glass to the very top, and you'd drop some drink while carrying it

Comment by blueriver on 2009-06-23 14:16:18

Added by David on
Last updated on 2009-12-06 18:35:26
Status: Approved