#DOTW: Colony Records

I just love this cocktail. It’s fresh and fruity, yet not too summery, just what the doctor ordered for a November evening. Originally this drink was designed to be concocted with aged rum, but I was in the mood for something lighter, and I ended up using white Bacardi. It is absolutely delicious, so if you choose to follow suit, you won’t be disappointed.



What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Bacardi or aged rum of your choice
  • 1 1/2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 oz cranberry or hibiscus syrup
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

The correct way to make this cocktail is to combine all ingredients in a Martini shaker with ice, shake well, pour into a Martini glass, and enjoy. I went a different route! I combined the rum, grapefruit juice and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice, shook it well, and strained it into a Martini glass. I then added the syrup to it slowly, which gives it layered look that is just beautiful! However you choose to assemble your drink, do garnish it with a grapefruit twist and enjoy!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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