Navy-strength gin, containing upward of 57 percent alcohol, gives this aromatic drink its kick. This recipe first appeared in our Jan/Feb 2013 issue along with the article Flaming Cocktails.
Big Red Cocktail
Navy-strength gin, containing upward of 57 percent alcohol, gives this aromatic drink its kick.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail
2 oz. navy-strength gin, preferably Perry's Tot
2⁄3 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
1⁄2 oz. fresh lime juice, plus ½ of a lime
1⁄2 oz. Cherry Heering
1⁄2 oz. cinnamon syrup
1 tsp. orgeat syrup
Combine 1 ½ oz. gin, juices, Heering, syrup, and orgeat in a shaker filled with ice; shake, and strain into a coupe glass. Hollow out the lime half; turn inside out. Float on top of the cocktail, and fill with remaining gin. Ignite gin.