Danielle Crouch, of Caña Rum Bar, knows a thing or two about rum. You have to when behind the bar at LA’s rum mecca and ode to all things agricole. Caña has one of the largest selections of small-batch rum in the country, so you can imagine it would be hard to choose a favorite. Read on to find out which one Danielle prefers to dip into after work and how to make her classic, simple cocktail at home.
What’s your shift drink?
“My go-to shift drink is naturally, a Daiquiri. Since working in the rum cave that is Caña, my appreciation for rum has really been solidified. It is a spirit that shows so much breadth across the category and there is no better way to appreciate the work of the distiller than to highlight it in the cocktail that [Caña GM] Allan Katz describes as, “nature’s most perfect alcohol delivery system.” My top choice for rum in a daiquiri? Appleton White
. It brings some tremendous banana notes and the brightness is unmatched. I can feel the woes of a busy night melt away at first sip.”
2 oz. Appleton White Rum
1 oz. fresh lime juice
.75 oz. raw sugar simple
Shake & strain up. Enjoy!