Jim Meehan of PDT bar in New York City created this alternative to rum and Coke, utilizing lighter, brighter grapefruit soda, which lets the bold character of a pot-distilled English-style rum shine through. This recipe first appeared in SAVEUR Issue #140, along with Jeff Berry's story Endless Summer.
Enlarge Image Credit: Todd ColemanMAKES 1 COCKTAIL
INGREDIENTS2 oz. English-style white rum, such as Banks 5 Island or Mount Gay Special Reserve
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
3 oz. pink grapefruit soda, such as Izze
1 crosswise slice lime