2 Dashes Grenadine. (1/2 tsp. homemade grenadine)
The Juice of 1/4 Orange.
1 glass Bacardi Rum. (2 oz Mathusalem Platino)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. (Squeeze Orange peel over glass.)
This should be better than it is. But I think the main problem is the lack of character in the Mathusalem Platino. If ever there was a rum that is nearly vodka, this is it. I can barely detect rum in any cocktail I make with it.
I dunno, maybe if you had really good oranges and the best homemade grenadine evar (or small hand foods grenadine) this might be worth experimenting with.
As it is, it’s basically a screwdriver.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.