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Orange Rum Martini

Orange Rum Martini

Photo Credit: © Colleen Graham
The Minnehaha (a Lakota Sioux word for "curling water" or "waterfall") is one of those classic cocktails that I found while flipping through the pages of my first edition, wood covered copy of Just Cocktails. It was the name that drew me in because I grew up in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, but it was the cocktail's similarity to the Bronx that had me hooked. What I adore about this cocktail over the other is that the vermouth and orange juice ratios are switched. The Minnehaha concentrates on the vermouth and backs off the juice, which makes this cocktail drier. I do prefer to add Angostura bitters for balance.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce orange juice


  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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 5 out of 5
Colleen is right., Member thusled

This drink is better than the Bronx. Enough said.

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