I recently found myself hosting a small, private wake for a dear friend who had passed suddenly and unexpectedly. She was a practical and thrifty woman, so instead of rushing out to buy a bunch of stuff for the occasion, I took some inspiration from her and made the best possible party cocktails out of what I had on hand.
Here was the winner:
2 parts light rum
2 parts cherry juice
1 part limecello
dash of orange bitters
splash of seltzer water
No garnish, as I didn’t have one on hand, but a brandied cherry would’ve make a nice addition.
I guess it’s true what they say – necessity is the mother of invention…