“I wanted to make a sour the oldest way possible, with sugar, not simple syrup,” says California mixologist Jon Santer, “then put a spin on it with an old-fashioned ingredient like ruby port—port being a founding wine of this country.” (It was a staple in Thomas Jefferson’s wine cellar.)
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In a cocktail shaker, stir the sugar and lemon juice until the sugar dissolves. Add the rum, fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled ice-filled double rocks glass and top with the ruby port.
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