Mississippi Knuckle Dusters

It was a dark and stormy night on Lake Grenada

in the middle of Mississippi when I first tasted

this potent cocktail. That is why no one noticed

the boat was sinking until we were up to our

waists in water…but that is a long story and

we wound up safely on the shores of a Girl Scout

camp where we were welcomed. What is important

is the recipe, and the warning that these should be

sipped slowly and conservatively.

2 quarts of white rum

1 quart of apricot brandy

3 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice

club soda to taste

Combine first three ingredients in a large container and pour

each serving over ice, topping off with club soda (or not!)


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