Cable Car | Cocktail Party

Cable Car

Spiced rum is such an easy way to bring flavors to a drink, it almost feels like cheating. Doubly so when it’s in a recipe that’s this easy to make, and so delicious.

The Cable Car is the brain child of mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, and is named for the cable-car tracks visible from The Starlight Room in San Francisco where Abou-Ganim invented the drink.

It’s a riff on the standard Sidecar template, with the spiced rum standing in for brandy. Like the Sidecar, it benefits from a sugared rim; here, Abou-Ganim spices it up with a pinch of cinnamon. If you’re not a fan of sugared rims, try it on just half of the edge of the glass and see which way you prefer it.

Ingredients

Instructions

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together on a small plate. Wet the rim of a chilled cocktail glass and dip in sugar. Shake the remaining ingredients with ice and strain into the sugar-rimmed cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

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