On the Rocks - Queen Elizabeth

Given that Sunday 19th of June is not only fathers day, but martini day, it was definitely the week to christen the martini glasses.

I am not, however, a martini person. Too tart for my tastes in all honesty - my brother is a martini master but they've never sat well with me. Looking in my cocktail book for inspiration I came across this gem that is apparently from the The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book. Tapping in to my love for everything pre-war as well as my admiration for good amber rum, it had to be the one. The sweet rum with the tart lime is a common idea, the grenadine gives it a little something else.

It's a bonus that we've just celebrated the old girls 90th birthday, what with it being called the Queen Elizabeth

You Will Need

A martini glass
2 shots amber/dark Rum
1 shot Lime juice 
1 shot of Grenadine

Construction Technique

As simple as putting everything in your shaker. filling it 3/4 full with ice and shake for about 15 seconds. Then strain into your martini glass. 

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