Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's Saturday: CHEERS!

On a trip to California to visit family a number of years ago, Lauri R. served up a batch of these drinks (along with her famous Lemondrops) and woweezowee--I LOVED them! She kindly shared the recipe with me and since then, they've been a staple at many of our own parties.

Cable Cars are sweet, a little tart, cold, and delicious. But be warned--they'll sneak up and slam you into silly before you know it. (Hmmm, I should check the cupboard to see if I have the fixin's so I can make a batch this weekend!)

Cable Car

✔ 1 oz. Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
✔ 1/2 oz. Orange Curacao (or similar orange-based liquor)
✔ 1/2 oz. lime juice (I use Rose's Lime Juice--I think it makes a better drink than unsweetened lime juice)
✔ 1/2 oz. sweet & sour mix

For the glass:
✔ cinnamon/sugar
✔ lime wedge to wet rim of glass

Prepare glass(es) by running a lime wedge around the edge of a martini glass and then dipping the rim into a cinnamon/sugar mixture (like a margarita glass prep but using cinn/sugar instead of salt).

Combine liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass. You can also make a pitcher of the stuff for parties and then shake them over ice as they are needed...that way you're not mixing/measuring all night.

(Original recipe from The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV)

Bere felice!

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