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Friday Cocktail Hour; The Nutcracker by Shaun Daugherty

Nutcracker Cocktail

Nutcracker Cocktail

We have been through a few days of scorching late summer temps and nothing beats the heat like a plate of fresh fruit and a refreshing cocktail.  The tropical climate had left me parched for rum and as always our resident Cocktail Specialist Shaun Daugherty had the perfect concoction to appease my thirst.


Nutcracker Cocktail

  • Juice of 1 1/2 Lemons
  • 1 1/2 oz. Coconut flavored Rum
  • 1 oz. Cognac
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice

Method:  In a shaker filled half way with ice, first squeeze in the lemons, throwing away the remnants after doing so.  Pour in the measured amounts of the other ingredients.  Cap with a mixing glass and shake well.  Strain into a nicely chilled cocktail glass.

Add a little fruit juice and citrus to the blend and you have yourself a nice sipper while mixing it with friends in the heat of the season.  While you are making yourself one, be sure to remember your friends!

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1 Comment on Friday Cocktail Hour; The Nutcracker by Shaun Daugherty

  1. We had a relatively mild summer and then after Labor Day it decided to get into the 100s about three days in a row. I could use one of these.

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