Rakomelo Cable Car

Rakomelo Cable Car

In episode 78 of the Distillery Nation Podcast we had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Tony Abu-Ganim.

The Cable Car was created in 1996 by now well-known bartender Tony Abu-Ganim, this cocktail is considered a take on a Sidecar. Like the sidecar, it’s very citrus-forward, with the combination of lemon juice and orange liqueur, and the sugar/cinnamon rim helps take some of the edges off while making it a delicious and refreshing cocktail.


Enjoy it!


Yield: serves 1


  • 2 oz Mastrogiannis Rakomelo 
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Cinnamon sugar (1:1, cinnamon:sugar mixture), for the rim.


  1. Rim the edge of a chilled cocktail glass with the cinnamon-sugar mixture and set aside. Combine all ingredients and shake over ice. Double strain and garnish with an orange wheel.