Sunday, May 17, 2009

(Not So) Petite Fleur

Sometimes drinks just don't work out. You have the best of intentions - good ingredients, combination seems reasonably likely to be yummy, pretty easy to make. But then something is just off - there's something that's just too much, not enough, or just terrible. This cocktail was an example of the former.

A Petite Fleur is a rum based drink. I expected something refreshing and citrusy, but with the sugary caramel tastes that you can get from rum. All I got was a mouth full of alcohol burn - I think the proportions were off in the recipe (which called for a two to one ratio of rum to Cointreau and grapefruit juice). Below I have what I would consider the ideal recipe for this drink - something where the tastes of the spirits can come thorough and not just knock you over the head with their potency.

Not that I didn't drink the original version of course - even a bad cocktail is better than no cocktail at all.

(Not So) Petite Fleur

1 measure rum (Appleton Estate)
1 measure Cointreau
2 measures fresh grapefruit juice

Fill a shaker with ice and combine ingredient. Shake for 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled sour glass.

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