Flamingo

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.

Flamingo Flamingo
This alternative to rum and Coke, uses lighter, brighter grapefruit soda, which lets the bold character of a pot-distilled English-style rum shine through.
Yield: makes one cocktail

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.