Red Lion (Difford's recipe)

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Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Garnish:

Half rim glass with orange juice and sugar-coated rim & orange zest twist (discarded)

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
3/4 fl oz Grand Marnier or other cognac orange liqueur
3/4 fl oz Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/12 fl oz Giffard Grenadine syrup
1/12 fl oz Sugar syrup (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)
1 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
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Review:

The sophisticated drinker's answer to a gin and juice with dry gin and Grand Marnier liqueur made all the more fruity with orange juice, lemon juice and pomegranate syrup.

History:

Adapted from Arthur Tarling's 1933 competition winning Red Lion recipe by yours truly in August 2016.
Red Lion cocktail history

Nutrition:

One serving of Red Lion (Difford's recipe) contains 167 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 22.31% alc./vol. (44.62° proof)
  • 22.9 grams of pure alcohol
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