A photograph from an advertisement for Ronrico Puerto Rican Rum in Life, 1953.
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. Cocktails at art shows are no novelty these days. In fact, Dalzell Hatfield, of Los Angeles’ famous Hatfield Galleries, thinks that’s exactly their trouble—no novelty.
Mr. Hatfield himself is a gourmet as well as an art connoisseur. At a private showing recently he devised two entirely new cocktails made with Rum. He called them simply Cocktail “X” and Cocktail “Y”. Reaction was immediate and enthusiastic.
They stopped the show.
Guests demanded the recipes. Since then, many have been serving Cocktail “X” and Cocktail “Y” in their own homes and telling their barmen how to make them.
- 4 pts. light Puerto Rican Rum
- 1 pt. very dry Sherry
Stir with plenty of ice like a martini. Serve in a cocktail glass with an olive or onion.
- 3 pts. gold Puerto Rican Rum
- 2 parts Ruby Port
Stir with ice. Serve in chilled cocktail glass with cherry or twist of lemon.