Cloak and Dagger
The Cloak and Dagger’s history is pretty much a total mystery to us. We’ve spent hours trying to find the story behind what is essentially an extremely delicious Daiquiri with the addition of the depth of dark rum.
Just about the only thing we do know about the drink is that it was featured in Ted Saucier’s 1951 illustrated cocktail book ‘Bottoms Up’.
Saucier was described as “a portly, moustachioed suave man who for more than 20 years handled the public relations of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. During that time he became the confidante of kings, queens, saxophone players and cowboy movie stars…”\
The columnist Alice Hughes also tells that Saucier gave her “a false beard to wear when we peeked into the Men’s Bar where dames are no allowed”.
A cocktail expert and perhaps something of a mischievous progressive. We’ll drink to that.
25ml Gold Rum
25ml Dark Rum
25ml fresh lime juice
- 15ml sugar syrup
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into an ice filled rocks glass
Garnish with a wheel of lime