Martinique Cocktail

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In honor of Bastille Day I’m breaking out my favorite liqueur St-Germain – Vive La France! This one comes from Chow.com with a change – I was out of limes so I used meyer lemon instead. Its perfect for a hot summer day, come on what says summer more than rum?

Ingredients:
4 oz elderflower liqueur
1 oz lemon juice
1 1/2 oz light rum
Ice

Combine in a shaker. Add ice, shake and serve!

Makes 1.

XYZ cocktail

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I always forget how much I love dark run! This little cocktail is delicious but has the potential to be dangerous. Perfect way to start the weekend.

Ingredients:
2 part dark rum
1 part Cointreau
1 part lemon juice

Combine in a shaker with ice, shake well and serve in a martini glass with a lemon twist.

Citrus Spash

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I have a bottle of light lemon rum that has been just sitting in my liquor cabinet – this is a problem that had to be remedied. I looked on a few cocktail sites and did not find anything inspiring, so I looked around to see what I had on hand – some citrus, orange liquor and of course the rum and here is what I came up with.

Ingredients:
4 oz lemon rum
2 oz orange liquor (like Cointreau)
1 oz meyer lemon juice
1 oz orange juice
Orange rind

Mix in a cocktail shaker with lots of ice and pour into martini glasses.