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The Columbus


The apricot-orange cocktail may have been named The Columbus because apricots were brought to the New World by the Spaniards. Isabel González discovered it in an old drink book that belonged to her grandfather. The original recipe calls for golden rum; González prefers the fruitiness of orange rum.

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  1. Ice
  2. 1/4 cup orange rum (2 ounces)
  3. 3 tablespoons apricot brandy (1 1/2 ounces)
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (1/2 ounce)
  5. Orange twist, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the rum, brandy and lime juice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with the orange twist and serve.
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