No, we’re not talking Santa Claus. These are the opening words of the pirates’ chant which ends “and a bottle of rum.” In this case it’s light rum with a drop of Licor 43, a Spanish liquor front-loaded with citrus and vanilla. Now go hoist the Jolly Roger.
Yo Ho Ho
1 1/2 ounces light rum
1/2 ounce Licor 43
Juice of 1/2 valencia orange
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Strain over ice into an Old-Fashioned glass. Garnish with a long orange peel.
Tasting notes: Pleasant vanilla finish
Tomorrow: No melon here
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