Cinnamon Girl is a tiki-Margarita hybrid of sorts, from the brilliant mind of Brad Farran at Death & Co. Wedges of orange muddled in the shaker lend a freshness that regular ‘ol OJ from the bottle can’t hope to replicate, and meld perfectly with tequila’s grassy twang and the funky sweetness of a Jamaican rum (Farran uses Smith and Cross).
Gently muddle the orange wedges in a shaker – enough to release the juice, without mushing up the bitter pith. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a short glass filled with ice (preferably crushed or pebble ice). Garnish with a wedge or wheel of orange and a cinnamon stick.
- Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David Kaplan and Nick Fauchald