After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer to a house bartender’s expert cocktail. Here, star chefs reveal their favorite drinks.
When it comes to rum drinks, chef Jonathan Waxman eschews the typical mai tai and piña colada and instead opts for a refreshing mix of Cointreau, Mount Gay rum, orange, grapefruit, a dash of soda and bitters with lemon zest and vanilla bean. “It takes me immediately to a tropical island,” he says. Here, eight more transporting rum cocktails.
1. Sweet Lime-Ginger Rum Punch
In this variation on a classic Indian sweet lime juice drink, Padma Lakshmi adds dark rum, cilantro and ginger, which gives the cocktail a little spice.