CBS News Sunday Morning, share two cocktail recipes from William Grime's book, "Straight Up Or On the Rocks." As he wrote in his book: "America has given the world much. It should take pride in the cocktail too."
So, do a little shaking and enjoy the sweet alcoholic brew.
The Mojito, although traditionally a long drink (it's sometimes called a Rum Collins), works just as well short. Just skip the carbonated water and pour the ingredients into a cocktail glass instead of a highball or Collins glass.
Juice of 1/4 lime
1 teaspoon sugar (or a dash of simple syrup)
2 ounces light or amber rum
4 ounces carbonated water
1 mint sprig
In a highball glass, muddle the lime juice and sugar with several mint leaves. Add rum, fill the glass with crushed ice, and top up with carbonated water. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce French (dry) vermouth
1/2 ounce Italian (sweet) vermouth
Juice of 1/4 orange
Pour ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake, then strain into a cocktail glass.
Recipes Excerpted from William Grimes' book: Straight Up Or On the Rocks
(North Point Press, 2001)