The conventional idea of the perfect summer cocktail recipe might be served in a tall glass with glistening ice and soda or tonic water topper. It might include seasonal fruits such as fresh, plump strawberries or juicy watermelons accompanied by
Bolero 1-1/2 measure Rum 3/4 measure Apple Brandy or Calvados 1/4 measure Sweet Vermouth Lemon Twist Garnish Place liquids in mixing glass with ice. Shake or stir according to preference until liquids are chilled. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish
Though this variation seems a bit ‘upside down’ with regard to usual sour formulations of sweet to sour, it works. There is beautiful nut skin dryness on the back end with sweet to sour balance throughout.