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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Happy Repeal Day!

Prohibition ended December 5, 1933, and spirits began to flow back into the veins of our (theoretically) bone-dry nation. Celebrate your freedom to drink with a stellar cocktail like this one, which we featured in our very first issue and continue to enjoy today. Credit goes to Imbibe's beloved columnist, Ted Haigh (aka Dr. Cocktail), for putting his unique spin on the classic Blinker.

Dr. Cocktail's Blinker
2 oz. rye whiskey
1/2 oz. grapefruit juice (fresh and never pink)
1 barspoon raspberry syrup (not the kind you add to coffee; the kind you drizzle on ice cream—thick and lumpy)
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: lemon twist

Shake ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled glass and garnish.


Anonymous said...

Ah, thanks for posting this. I lent my premier issue out, which has never happened again!

jim d said...

Thanks for having Dr Cocktail as a columnist. I look forward to seeing what he's going to talk about in every issue. The amaro caro article was great.

jen said...

Any recommended brand of syrup?

imbibe said...

Doc recommends Smucker's of Knott's Berry Farm. We tend to use Smucker's, and it works great. You can usually find it with the ice cream toppings or sometimes in the pancake section with other syrups at the grocery store.

jen said...

Thanks. I found some Smuckers and tried the Blinker out - really good!!