Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

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1 wine-glass St. Croix rum

Ingredient: St. Croix rum

Also Known As:  Santa Cruz rum, Virgin Island rum What it is:  Rum
Rum produced in Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Typically light rums with a sharp flavor.

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1 table-spoon molasses

Ingredient: molasses

What it is:  Additive
Byproduct of the processing of sugar cane or sugar beets into sugar. The word molasses comes from the Portuguese word melaço, which ultimately comes from mel, the Latin word for "honey".

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(Use a large bar glass.)

This drink can be made either in summer or winter; if in the former season, mix one table-spoonful of water and cool with shaved ice; if in the latter, fill up the glass with boiling water; use only the best New Orleans molasses, and grate a little nutmeg on top.