Mandarin Rum Cocktail

In honour of Chinese New Year, we decided to turn our bowl of lucky mandarins into a pitcher of lucky cocktails. Excellent! But what to make? Well, after paging through endless recipes for mandarin mojitos and vodka-and-orange-juice-type drinks, I stumbled across a bunch that called, specifically, for Nicaraguan rum. We settled on Flor de CaƱa,…

Gagliardo

We bought some rose water a few weeks ago and have been meaning to try it in a drink. After researching several cocktails featuring rose water, I came up with the gagliardo. In Italian, gagliardo means strong or robust, and I wondered what that would imply for this drink, apart from its three-ounce punch. Or…