The famed “Uncle Pete” cocktail is named after my Uncle Peter who personifies a true zest for life and appreciation for the moment. I have always been inspired by his uncanny ability to liven up a room with positive vibes. As a kid in the 1940′s, he was an avid surfer and soccer player, and as an adult, an avid fisherman and tennis player. In my opinion, his experience of the “good things” in life has been nothing less than a deep journey into the “True Essence” of the moments that make life special. Tennis is not just tennis. Fishing is not just fishing. And a cocktail is not just a cocktail!
I have had the pleasure of having many an “Uncle Pete” with the man, and every single time he takes the first sip, he says with a great smile “God Damn that’s good”, like it’s the first one he ever had.Â To me, this embodies the real spirit of an “Uncle Pete”…of enjoying a simple taste and appreciating a simple moment in time…by one cool dude!!!
So enjoy this drink and on the first sip, make sure to say “Damn that’s good”…because it is!!! Cheers!!!
Mix in a rocks glass with ice:
1 1/2 shots of Myers Dark rum
Splash of Apple juice