Twelve Mile Limit Cocktail

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail

This potent Prohibition-era cocktail takes its name from the U.S. law that banned the consumption of alcohol a dozen miles beyond its shores. The very drink it inspired taunts the measure with its especially strong yet beachy combination of rum, whiskey, brandy, grenadine, and lemon juice.


  • 1 oz. silver rum
  • 12 oz. rye whiskey
  • 12 oz. brandy
  • 12 oz. grenadine
  • 12 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon twist, to garnish


Step 1

Combine rum, whiskey, brandy, grenadine, and juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; cover and shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled highball glass and top with lemon twist.

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