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