Derby Daiquiri

This is a very nice mildly sweet and mildly tart, rum-based cocktail.

1.0 oz Orange Juice
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
1.5 oz Light Rum

The original recipe calls for blending a handful of ice with the ingredients for 15 seconds, and then pouring, unstrained into a cocktail glass. I chose to shake crushed ice with the ingredients and avoided cleaning a blender.

Pirate’s Gold

This evening’s selection was one that I had previously tried. It has just enough tartness.

(I spared you the cocktail-glass-with-yellow-liquid photo. You’re welcome!)

1 oz Southern Comfort
0.5 oz Gold Rum
2 oz Orange Juice
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
0.25 oz Simple Syrup

Fill a shaker with ice. Add the ingredients. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into a cocktail glass. Enjoy