Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Something You Should Try.

If you've been in a few bars, you probably know how secretive bartenders can be about their specialties. But sometimes, if you're very lucky - or the bartender is drunk - you can squeeze a recipe or two out of them. Case in point: the Smuggler's Jug, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

(That's in Canada.)

Anyhow, a Jug Special, assuming they still make 'em these days, is a big, fishbowl-sized beverage that's just delicious, even if it does veer dangerously into chick-drink territory. And my old drinkin' buddy Lloyd must've sweet-talked somebody there into coughing up the recipe, because he was kind enough to pass it on to me. So without further ado:

1 ounce white rum
1/2 ounce vermouth
1/2 ounce apricot brandy
orange juice

It won't put hair on your chest, but it sure does taste good.


Kristen said...

I will definitely have to try that one. One of my favourites includes white rum, apricot brandy, and grenadine. I'm forgetting what it's called and what else was in there (besides a lot of limes) but it cut a wide swath at a Halloween party a few years ago.

Bret Taylor said...

These are pretty tasty, and you can pretty much double the amount of booze without affecting the taste much.