Big Red Cocktail

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail


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.


  • 2 oz. navy-strength gin, preferably Perry's Tot
  • 23 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 12 oz. fresh lime juice, plus ½ of a lime
  • 12 oz. Cherry Heering
  • 12 oz. cinnamon syrup
  • 1 tsp. orgeat syrup


Step 1

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.

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