La Guildive is a delightful rum sour with the flavors of vanilla, baking spice, and homemade peach pie. It’s not too sweet, but the rich flavors give it the impression of being a dessert drink.
An aged rum with vanilla or caramel notes would go well here, like Angostura 1919 or Zaya 12. The pinch of cinnamon isn’t just a garnish; it’s a necessary ingredient that serves as a fragrant walkway leading to the first sip. Fresh-grated is best, of course!
Add the ginger beer to a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Shake the remaining ingredients (except the cinnamon) with ice and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with the cinnamon, sprinkled over the surface of the drink. A twist or wheel of lime is nice, but optional.
- Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin Cate