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Silent Broadsider

The Silent Broadsider is not your typical rum-based cocktail. It blends rum with the flavors of anise, lemon and a touch of grenadine for a taste that’s tart and slightly spicy, but with just a touch of sweetness to keep it comfortable.

Silent Broadsider drink on bamboo placemat

Enjoy this drink the next time you’re in the mood for something complicated but tasty. This one feels like an acquired taste, but it’s actually very drinkable. And it goes incredibly well with this very simple and particularly tasty shortbread recipe.


  • 1 1/2 ounces light rum
  • 1/2 ounce anisette
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grenadine

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Pour all the ingredients into it and shake well. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass.