• Serves

    makes one cocktail


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.


  • 2 oz. English-style white rum, such as Banks 5 Island or Mount Gay Special Reserve
  • 34 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz. pink grapefruit soda, such as Izze
  • 1 crosswise slice lime


Step 1

Combine rum and juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice; shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass and fill with ice; add soda and garnish with lime.

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