2 oz Panama-Pacific 9 Rum
1 oz Italian vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with an orange zest.
There’s not much to say about the Palmetto. Except to say it’s delicious and mysteriously absent from most cocktail menus. If you ask for one from a bartender who returns a blank stare, just say “it’s a rum Manhattan” and their eyes will light up.