Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pink Heeler: on naming a cocktail

How does one go about naming a cocktail? I could spell it out completely leaving nothing for the imagination, or I could throw out something totally random "The Slam Dunk" and you'd just have to hail Mary it hoping you get something awesome. I'm going with a conversation starter cocktail name. The Pink Heeler. This combination of homemade cardamom syrup, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, ultra smooth Puerto Rican rum, a splash of soda and frozen cranberries to keep it on the chill evokes something on the exotic side. This drink is bright with a little spice. It has that something extra (cardamom!) that gets people talking. A perfect winter cocktail to offer home visitors and introduce a new family member: Fria, a white heeler we just adopted near Hood River. She is just a water drinker, but we'll toast this Pink Heeler to her. Cheers!

Pink Heeler

2 oz smooth white rum
1/4 oz Cardamom Syrup
2 oz Grapefruit juice
splash of soda
Frozen cranberries

Mix rum, grapefruit juice and cardamom syrup together with ice. Strain in a tall glass (add ice if you want), top with soda and frozen cranberries. 


Ivy said...

Add a dog or a baby to a post and will get all the attention :) Seriously now, it sounds really good and optically superb!!

Trevor Sis Boom said...

I think it is a GREAT name and it sounds fantastic!