Drink of the week: Canton

Posted by Anita on 08.11.06 8:15 AM

Canton Cocktail photo (c)2006 AECI figure we drink enough foofy cocktails that we should be able to post one every Friday. Let’s see if we can keep it up…

Today’s cocktail, like so many we love right now, comes to us courtesy of Murray Stenson, bartender to the stars at Seattle’s Zig Zag Cafe. This is a good drink for folks who like their cocktails on the sweet side. For the record, Cameron isn’t one of them…

Canton Cocktail (aka Chinese Cocktail)
2 oz. Jamaican rum — Murray suggests Appleton VX
1 teaspoon Maraschino liqueur
1 teaspoon Cointreau
1 teaspoon quality grenadine
1 dash angostura bitters

Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

If you can’t find good grenadine, it’s easy to make your own. Buy a bottle of unsweetened pomegranate juice (Trader Joe’s sells a nice one), heat a cup of it over medium-low heat until it’s reduced by half, and then add sugar to taste — usually about 1/2 cup — and stir until dissolved. Cool before using in cocktails or Shirley Temples.

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Comment by Lauren

I’m so jealous that you get Luxardo. You’ve probably already forgotten that we can’t get it in Washington. I guess we just need to come visit you!

Posted on 08.15.06 at 1:37PM

Comment by Anita

Indeed, or you need to have me bring you a bottle when we come and visit in September. :)

Posted on 08.15.06 at 2:11PM

Trackback by Hedonia

MxMo VII: The Hurricane Gordon…

What a difference when I manage to get my photographer and natural-born food stylist husband to contribute, no? After my last hurricane-based concoction, I decided that the cocktail would benefit from some grenadine, both to red it up a bit…

Posted on 09.17.06 at 11:16AM

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