If you’ve never read The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, do yourself a favor and pick up a reprinted copy. (Or, you may be able to find it online as a PDF.) This book is a wealth of information, and it brings a lot of fun to the game of bartending and drink mixing.
The Cuban Rose, however, is a totally different drink. It’s incredibly easy to make with just three ingredients, and requires no special bartending flair to pull it of. If you have a cocktail shaker and a cocktail glass, then you have enough equipment to make this tasty little drink recipe.
Amoretti Cuban Rose
- 1 ½ oz white rum
- ¾ oz orange juice
- 1 dash Amoretti Pomegranate Martini Cocktail Mix
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake thoroughly. Strain and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
A Few Notes on the Drink Recipe
- When it comes to rum, many people will disregard the distinction between white/silver/clear and gold/spiced rum. Don’t lump these all into the same categories! Just as you wouldn’t use scotch in a mint julep (though it’s technically a “whiskey”), you wouldn’t use spiced rum in a Cuban Rose.
White rum is the product of a filtering process that removes much of the color and molasses that are in darker rums. Definitely use it in this recipe. The spiciness of dark/gold rum is too much of a contrast to the orange juice and pomegranate cocktail mix.
- Also, we like to give this drink recipe a little zing by adding a twist of lemon or lime to it. A little bit of citrus will really take this drink to the next level!
- Of course, we strongly recommend using Amoretti Pomegranate Martini Cocktail Mix for this drink recipe. But, if you’re really anxious to try it, you can always opt for grenadine. While grenadine is fine, it lacks the complexity that our pomegranate cocktail mix brings to the drink. By comparison, grenadine tastes more like a simple syrup than a fruit-based cocktail mix.