The Blacktop

Adapted from a recipe used at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Greenwich, Connecticut. Note: It’s important to sip this drink straight from the glass, not through a straw, in order to get the full effect.

  • 2 ounces Mount Gay rum
  • 1 ounce Myers's rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish
  • 1 orange slice, for garnish

Pour the Mount Gay rum, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a mixing glass two-thirds full of ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass, and carefully pour the Myers’s rum over the back of a teaspoon so that it floats on top of the drink. Garnish with the cherry and the orange slice.

Published on July 13, 2010
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