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Drink of the Day: Cable Car - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Cable Car

September 4, 2014 | By |

If you are a cocktail novice, you have heard of the Sidecar, which is made with brandy.  Here is something like it made with the base liquor being spiced rum: the Cable Car.  Another rum sipper that does a good job complimenting the spiced rum with a perfect combination of sweet and sour ingredients.

I sure do like the short weeks.  We are already at Thursday and the weekend is just around the corner.  Here’s a perfect Drink of the Day to prime yourself for a hearty meal with friends.  A perfect quaff for that special cocktail hour.  Enjoy!


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2 oz. Spiced Rum

3/4 oz. Orange Curacao

Juice of one Lemon

1/2 oz. Simple Syrup


Method:  In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour in all the ingredients to measure.  Cap with a tin and shake well.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a wheel of lemon on the rim of the glass.


This Day in History:

1781 – The city of Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers.

1888 – George Eastman patented his roll-film camera and registered the Kodak trademark.

1957 – Nine black students tried to enter Little Rock, Arkansas’ central high school, but were blocked from doing so by the National Guard.  They were brought in by Governor Orval Faubus.

1972 – Mark Spitz won his record seventh gold medal at the Munich Olympic Games.


Notable Birthday:

Golfer Tom Watson was born on this date in 1949.

Notable Quote:

“If we did all the things we were capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”  –  Thomas Edison



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