Just for fun, and because we happened to have a bottle of white wine open for dinner, I thought I’d try making the other version of the Frosty Dawn that’s floating around out there (for example, from here, but the recipe is repeated on any number of sites and in at least one book I own).
Frosty Dawn Cocktail
4 ozs. light rum
4 ozs. orange juice
1 oz. white wine
1 oz. maraschino liqueur
Mix all ingredients together in a highball glass, and serve.
First thing is, I halfed the recipe. A 10 ounce cocktail with 4 ounces of rum seemed a bit extreme to me. Halving it makes 5 ounces, which would fit nicely in a highball over ice. I went with Bacardi, an organic Valencia orange, Jackson-Triggs Chardonnay, and Giffard maraschino.
It wasn’t all that bad. Light and refreshing, and all the flavours blended well but also stood out enough to impart some character. Not as good as the original Frosty Dawn, but definitely drinkable.