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Traveller

I like to experiment with the Cosmopolitan Cocktail. There is something about cranberry and lime juice which works really well for my palate. I tweaked the Cosmo recipe for amber rum and came up with what I call The Traveller.

The Traveller
a cocktail by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)

2 oz amber rum
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz lime juice
1 oz White Cranberry juice
flamed grapefruit zest

Shake all the ingredients over ice
Strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with a flamed grapefruit zest

For those who do not know a flamed zest is a small slice of citrus peel which has been touched by a flame along its outer surface.  After wards the peel is squeezed above the cocktail over the flame such that the oils erupt in a dramatic burst of fire which caramelizes the oils before they drop into the top of the cocktail.

A variation of The Traveller is the Arctic Traveller.  This is exactly the same recipe except that three large ice cubes are added to the cocktail, after the flamed zest.

The  Arctic Traveller
a cocktail by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)

2 oz Rum
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz lime juice
1 oz White Cranberry juice
flamed grapefruit zest
3 large Ice Cubes

Shake all the ingredients over ice
Strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with a flamed grapefruit zest
Add the large Ice Cubes

If Red Cranberry Juice is used the Cocktail may be called The Red Sunset or The Arctic Sunset if ice cubes are added.

Of course my good friend forrest helped me out with this cocktail, and he even gave me the idea to use the flamed grapefruit zest, which really added a nice flair to the drink.  In any case the Traveller cocktails are all “forrest approved“.  (Visit his great site by clicking on his name above.)

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Note: If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

 
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