Rum Ramsey

A 1930s creation of Albert Martin, who presided over the Bon Ton Bar on Magazine Street in New Orleans. As Trader Vic wrote in 1946, “His rum cocktails were the finest obtainable . . . his Rum Ramsey is also going to take its place among popular rum drinks that will never die out.” Yes and no: the Bon Ton’s still there and still makes the Rum Ramsey, but that’s pretty much the only place that does.

1 1/2 ounces white Cuban-style rum
1 teaspoon bourbon
1/4 ounce lime juice
1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
1 dash Peychaud’s bitters

Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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