Hallo Govna

San Francisco mixologist Mathias Simonis mixes this elegant cocktail with white rum, also known as silver or light rum. He adds berry flavor with a homemade grenadine that has a secret ingredient: raspberry lambic beer. Slideshows:  White Rum Cocktails 

Hallo Govna
Photo: © Lucas Allen
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 ounces white rum, such as Banks

  • 1/2 ounce dry orange Curaçao, such as Pierre Ferrand

  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth

  • 1/4 ounce Lambic Grenadine (see Note)

  • 3 drops of cherry bitters

  • Ice

  • 1 orange twist, flamed, for garnish


  1. In a mixing glass, combine all of the ingredients except ice and the garnish. Fill the glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the flamed orange twist.


Lambic Grenadine: In a medium saucepan, combine 8 ounces framboise (raspberry) lambic beer with 1/2 cup sugar and zests from 1/2 orange and 1/2 lemon. Bring to a boil, remove from the heat and let cool. Strain the grenadine into a jar and refrigerate for up to 1 month. Makes about 8 ounces.

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