So two weeks ago when the East Coast was hit (yet again) with a bit of a snow storm and (yet again) I had a day where I was trapped at home. I spent my day doing what I’m sure a lot of other people in Baltimore did—I donned my velour, leopard-print caftan, binge-watched The Good Wife, and made rum cocktails.
OK, I may have been the only one doing exactly that. But I’m sure that there was a lot of boozing going on.
There was a lot of rum in the cupboard from all of the rum-based recipes I made as of late (mainly, my Hawaiian Coffee Jelly Parfaits. By the way, even though I was not victorious, thanks to everyone who voted for me!). So I brought out The 2 in 1 International Recipe Card Collection (1977) and perused the Rum section. And this is the drink that I chose:
I picked it because I had all of the ingredients on hand. And there were only 3 of them. Can’t get much easier than that. If there was champagne in the fridge, I totally would have gone the Bacardi-Champagne Cocktail route.
Here is the result…
The Bacardi is joined by an original Bettie Page postcard. That curtain (I think it’s a curtain) felt rather beachy to me. And her bikini matched the Bacardi. So there you have it.
The Bacardi Cocktail was pretty. But I didn’t like this. I am not too keen on rum and that’s basically what this was: straight rum.
But let’s go back and take another gander at the original card; for the love of all that is holy, what is that creamy blob surrounded by citrus?
Well, let me tell you! It’s Citrus Platter with Anchovy-Cheese Dip!
Now, I didn’t make this recipe, mostly because I did not have anchovies. But I can’t lie and say that I’m not intrigued by the idea of dipping segmented citrus into a mixture of anchovy and cheese. That sounds so disgusting that I can’t help but think that it’s probably good.
Shit. Maybe I’ve been doing this for too long. Perhaps my idea of what is right and wrong has become completely warped. What do you guys think?
Anyway, I made 2 other rum cocktails while I was snowed in, so I’ll share those with you soon.