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Unstrung Harp

The unstrung harp is the very essence of simple and delicious. I love this refreshing cocktail on hot summer afternoons, served over ice with plenty of lime wedges. Recipe by Sam Sifton of NYT Cooking.

unstrung harp cocktail recipe

Who doesn’t love a refreshing cocktail in this warm weather? Perfect for the heat of summer, the Unstrung Harp combines dark rum with the flavours of ginger, lime, and prosecco to create an incredibly refreshing and cooling cocktail.

Named after the 1953 novel, The Unstrung Harp, this delicious summer cocktail is ultra-simple and requires only 4 ingredients. Simply pop them into a shaker with ice, combine and pour over the prosecco. Easy as that!

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unstrung harp cocktail recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have prosecco, what else can I use?

If you don’t have prosecco, you can substitute a dry sparkling white wine.

 

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unstrung harp cocktail recipe

Unstrung Harp


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  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving

Description

The unstrung harp is the very essence of simple and delicious. I love this refreshing cocktail on hot summer afternoons, served over ice with plenty of lime wedges. Recipe by Sam Sifton of NYT Cooking.


Ingredients

Units
  • 44ml Dark rum
  • 30ml ginger syrup
  • 2 limes halved and crushed
  • 100ml prosecco

Instructions

Shake the rum, syrup and limes with ice and pour into the largest and most sturdy wine glass you can find. Add the prosecco and serve.

Notes

To make ginger syrup, dissolve 2 teaspoons of sugar in a tablespoon of ginger juice from grated ginger.

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 310.72kcal
  • Sugar: 23.5g
  • Sodium: 7.56mg
  • Fat: 0.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.03g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.88g
  • Fiber: 3.23g
  • Protein: 0.81g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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