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.
An Italian lemon flavored liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, traditionally made at home; you can too! Here is a recipe from Serious Eats: Zest 10 lemons (without pith) and place in an air-tight glass container (reserve the lemons for later). Add 375ml of high-proof spirit like everlear 151. Seal and shake, then let steep for two weeks. Then, make a siple syrup with 1.75 cups water and 1.25 cups sugar. Add to the mixture and let sit for a day. Strain through a coffee filter, refirgerate, and enjoy!
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 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.
An extra dry carbonated sparkling wine containing less than 1.5% sugar. It is often used in place of Champagne. For our purposes we treat this the same as Champagne and Sparkling Wine.
Shake all ingredients, except brut, with ice until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with brut. #shake #straight
Created by Salvatore Calabrese at Playboy Club, London.