The rum hound is a nice rum "sidecar" variation. I thought that there might be too much Cointreau in this recipe, but it was just right. This is a recipe that someone obviously took some time in balancing out.
Some drinks are good because you can still get sense of all the individual players and no one flavor is stomping over another - a perfect balance.
Other drinks are great because the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts, something new and wondrous born from the perfect blending of ingredients.
The rum hound seems to fit into the latter category. The Smith & Cross is fantastic here and would be hard to beat as a match for the Cointreau...and who knew there was this kind of orange flavor to be brought out from Cointreau?
|The Home Bartender's Guide and Song Book (1930) By Charlie Roe & Jim Schwenck