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The Blinker

Posted by Reese on 2010-01-03 @ 04:49pm

The holidays are over and I’m back to my regular cocktail posting schedule.  I’m going to kick off the new year with The Blinker, a cocktail based on rye.  Because, well, I love the stuff.  My inspiration for choosing this particular came from Anvil’s list of 100 drinks to try in your lifetime.  Reading the ingredients (rye, raspberry syrup and grapefruit juice) I was intrigued.  This mix of ingredients is not one that I would have thought to try together.  However, given that this drink was originally printed in 1934 and still survives today it must be a pretty tasty combo.  So, with that, let’s get mixing.

The Blinker (Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails)
2 oz Rye
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
1 tsp Raspberry Syrup
1) Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice
2) Shake until well chilled
3) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
4) Garnish with a lemon twist