A Rhum With a View

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If a strawberry and a pear had a baby, you would get a guava. Sweet and tropical, the fruit is a perfect match for the earthy, vegetal funk of rhum agricole. “This cocktail is inspired by my travels on the island of Martinique where the rhum is made with 100-percent pressed sugar cane and there’s an abundance of fresh, local fruit,” says Dan McClary, bar manager of the The Cannibal LA. “The addition of a dry sparkling wine simply lifts up the guava and brightens the cocktail.” Drier than it is sweet, this libation makes a perfect aperitif anytime of day.

A Rhum With a View

Sweet, Dry


  • 1 oz Rhum Agricole
  • 1 oz Rhum Agricole
  • 1 oz pink guava purée
  • .5 oz Lime juice
  • 1 oz Champagne


Step one

Add all ingredients except for the Champagne to a cocktail tin with ice.

Step two

Shake for roughly eight seconds to get the correct dilution and temperature.

Step three

Fine strain into a chilled coupe and top with Champagne.

Step four

Express an orange peel over the drink and drop it in the glass.

Contributed by Dan McClary