Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cocktail Wednesdays: The Captain's Cocktail

The Captain's Cocktail

This week, Scott requested a cocktail in honor of the Avengers movie release. Since we had already tried the Marvel cocktail, and the Avengers cocktail recipe I found was not appealing, I started to look up cocktails that would represent each of the heroes. I found a cocktail for every one of them, then I just had to narrow it down based on ingredients. While I was probably most intrigued by the version of The Black Widow involving black vodka that may or may not have a unique flavor, we ended up settling on The Captain's Cocktail, which has much more easily available components.

The Captain's Cocktail

1 oz white rum
1/2 oz Captain Morgan spiced rum
1 oz lime juice
1/2 tsp caster sugar
1/2 oz port

Shake rums, juice and sugar together over ice, and strain into a coupe. Float the port into the coupe.

The verdict: Everyone felt that it was too heavy on the lime, but we all enjoyed the drink anyway. The spiced rum and the port provided a nice element of warmth and richness.

Oh, and we loved the movie!

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