In our search for great cider cocktails, we came across an article by Garden & Gun about a book on Hemingway's cocktails. The book includes a cocktail that Hemingway came up with while fishing on Joe "Josie Grunts" Russell's boat. Intrigued, we whipped up a batch. For our first pitcher, we used Jupiter's Legacy, a very dry and lightly citrusy cider. While the overall flavor was great, this made it quite a tart drink. Our second batch, we used our sweeter Pomme Mary. The sweetness balanced out the lime a little better. All in all a very refreshing cocktail that could be enjoyed at picnics, tailgates, or while sitting on the porch.
Josie Russell Cocktail
- 4 1/2 oz Rum
- 12 oz. Hard Cider
- 2 oz. Lime Juice
- 2 tsp. Sugar
- Fill a pitcher with ice, add all ingredients, and stir well.
- Serve on ice in Collins or highball glasses, garnished with lime wedge or peel.
- Serves two to three.
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