Cable Car

Tony Abou-Ganim, Starlight Room | San Francisco

Cable Car Rum Cocktail Recipe

Tony Abou-Ganim created this drink as the signature cocktail at the Starlight Room. As the sugared rim hints at, it’s model was the Brandy Crusta of 19th-century fame. It remains his best known original cocktail.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces Captain Morgan spiced rum
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce Curaçao
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • cinnamon sugar (1:1, cinnamon:sugar mixture), for rimming

Garnish: orange twist

  1. Prepare a chilled coupe rimmed with cinnamon sugar.
  2. Combine rum, lemon juice, Curaçao and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake ingredients with ice until chilled, about 15 seconds.
  4. Strain into prepared coupe and garnish with an orange twist.