A juice used in some cocktails for its tart and sweet taste as well as beautiful reddish-purple color. The astringent (mouth drying) properties of cranberry juice can be removed by a process called washing, which negates the polyphenols.
The second most common juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; 4% from citric and 2% from malic, with small amounts of succinic acid (this is what gives it a little bloody taste). Lime juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
A citrus juice used in many cocktails, both for its sweet and tart taste and its color. Orange juice, unlike lemon and lime, can be kept fresh for days. In a blind taste test, most people liked day-old orange juice.
Also referred to as silver or white, light rums are unaged, aged in steel, or aged in oak and have had their color filtered out, and usually have a sweeter and lighter taste than darker rum varieties. The name refers to these rums lighter or clear color.
A syrup made from dissolving granulated sugar (sucrose) in water. Regular simple is made by combining 1:1 sugar:water by mass, rich simple is 2:1 sugar:water by mass although only 1.5 times as sweet as regular. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
Blend everything with 1/2 cup of crushed ice for 10 seconds. Pour unstrained into a tall glass, add ice ice to fill. Sink the spent lime shell into the glass. #blend #ontherocks
From Eye Of The Needle restaurant atop Seattle’s Space Needle, circa 1960s.