In the continuing search for better cocktail mixes, one recent effort stands out, and has therefore been dubbed the Winners Circle. In horse-racing lore, the Triple Crown winner occupies the winner's circle, covered in robes of white flowers, befitting a champion.
Secretariat, the Triple Crown winner for 1973
Lately, the results of the mixing lottery have been "mixed" but yesterday we hit on a winner. Everyone's taste is different, so each taster much judge for him- or herself. For my money, this is one for the record books. I'd bet it will be a winner for you too.
3 parts golden rum
2 parts grapefruit liqueur
1 part cachaca
1 part fresh lemon juice
Shaken and served up, with a garnish of lemon or lime.
The taste is oddly not unlike a lime-based mix, though there is no lime flavor in it. It is also reminiscent of orange, but there's no orange in it either. Something about the confrontation of grapefruit and cachaca produces this hybrid flavor.
Taste is a mystery. Everyone's chemistry is just a little different. Vive la difference!