Coast of Dufresne
This fabulous tropical cocktail is the creation of M. Carrie Allan, spirits columnist at The Washington Post. It’s named for Andy Dufresne, the soft-spoken protagonist of The Shawshank Redemption who escaped prison to a sunny Mexican beach.
The original recipe called for either sugarcane syrup or Demerara syrup, but we’ve had success with both simple syrup and homemade brown sugar syrup. The focus here is on the gorgeous grapefruit flavor; the sweetness just helps it shine brighter.
- 1½ parts Light rum
- ½ part Grapefruit liqueur
- ¼ part Allspice dram
- ¼ part Simple syrup or Brown sugar syrup
- 2 parts Grapefruit juice
- ½ part Lime juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and a sprig of mint.
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- Coast of Dufresne from The Washington Post