Also known as the Double Standard Sour, this drink’s not only pretty (and impressive to make), but it also packs quite a punch. Make sure to get the proportions right on this one, for overloading it with any particular ingredient (something I tend to do) can easily push this cocktail over the edge and into “too strong” territory.
Here’s the recipe:
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
3/4 oz rye or Bourbon whiskey (depending on your taste)
3/4 oz gin
1/2 oz grenadine or raspberry gomme*
Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker loaded with ice, strain and garnish with an orange slice and maraschino (or home-candied) cherry.
What’s this raspberry gomme thing, you wonder? Well, it’s not particularly hard to make and does, indeed, make this cocktail perfect - however, it’s hard to put together when raspberries aren’t in season. The gomme is merely lots of fresh raspberries muddled in simple syrup - almost a homemade grenadine, but a lot less saccharine. The gomme adds a really nice sweet and sour finishing punch to the drink, so if you can get your hands on the goods, I’d recommend trying to whip it up.
As always, use good-quality liquor for best-quality results.