Ever had the urge to drink a liquified Double Down? Well, this is as close as you're going to get. Flor de Caña rum recently gathered some brave press folk in midtown for a liquid lunch, or as they put it, "savory carnivorous cocktails that invoke meat lovers favorite meals." We stayed a safe distance, but received photos of the drinks today. Here's what we "missed" (recipes below). Wonder what would be in cocktails created after classic New York City food (pizzas, knishes, bagels).


  • 1 oz Flor de Caña 7 yr rum
  • 2 muddled Roma tomatoes
  • 1 oz Iceberg lettuce water
  • 1 oz Beef (well reduced)
  • 2 tbsp Toasted bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp Dry mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp Aged cheddar
  • 1 large Kosher dill pickle
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Muddle tomatoes, add ice, and slowly pour lettuce water. Stir rum and beef jus together in stainless shaker. Float rum mixture over ice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish: Cheddar frico and pickle knot. Garnish instructions: Heat pan to medium heat, sprinkle in cheddar and use sides of spoon to gather cheese into a circle. Brown and remove from pan to cool on plate. Mix bread crumbs with dry mustard. Wet rim of glass with pickle juice, dip glass in crumb mixture.


  • 1.5 oz of Bacon-infused Flor de Caña
  • 2 oz Sacramento tomato juice
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch celery salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Dollop of horseradish
  • Fresh Cilantro to taste

Pour all ingredients over ice shake and then strain over ice. Garnish: One piece of bibb lettuce wrapped around a thick piece of crispy apple wood smoked bacon and an avocado slice. Use a toothpick or skewer to secure with a cherry tomato.

PB & J Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Flor de Caña 7 yr rum
  • .5 oz Lustau Palo Cortado Vides
  • .25 oz Strawberry jam
  • .25 oz Peanut syrup*
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 Yellow banana

Shake all ingredients in a boston shaker without ice, then add ice and shake vigorously again. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass that is rimmed with minced salted-peanuts. Garnish: A banana slice.