2 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1 oz. Orange Curacao
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
Stir over ice and strain into a cinnamon/sugar rimmed cocktail glass.
I like my Cable Car to be crystal clear, but I think if you get one of these at one of Tony's bars, you'll get some Frothee in it. Frothee provides a creamy texture and a frothy head. But Frothee contains Propylene Glycol, and I'm not a big fan of having Propylene Glycol in my cocktails. If you like a frothy head and creamy texture, you can add the following to the recipe instead.
optional: 1/2 teaspoon egg white.
(shaken not stirred, in this case)
If you live in a control state like Pennsylvania, and you can't find any spiced rum close at hand, you can make your own. Here is the Kaiser Penguin Spiced Rum recipe. (Rick came up with this in about ten seconds, it may require a few minor adjustments.)
The Kaiser Penguin Spiced Rum
Take 4 oz. amber rum
Pour into a jar you can seal
Add 2 cinnamon sticks
5 pepper corns
2 whole nutmeg
shake like mad for 2 minutes
and strain through cheese cloth.
Rick made a Cable Car with his homemade Spiced Rum and pronounced it interesting.
"Wow," he said "the orange, cloves, and spices are paired well with the lemon juice!"
Chow.com also has a spiced-rum recipe for the do-it-yourself types and residents of PA.
The theme for this month's Mixology Monday is Orange. The host is Gwen over at the Intoxicated Zodiac blog. Check in over there for the full wrap-up. Special thanks to Kaiser Penguin for the inspiration and the last minute Spiced Rum recipe.