1/2 jigger Scotch (3/4 oz Laphroaig 10 Year)
1/4 jigger Grenadine (1/2 oz)
Juice 1 Lime (1/2 oz)
1 Egg White
Shake with ice and strain into a glass.
Two Wednesdays ago, I was flipping through Hugo Ensslin's 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks and spotted the Little Rebel, an egg white applejack and Scotch Daisy. Besides the allure of apple and smokey whisky which worked so well in drinks like the Applewood and French Toast Flip, I recalled Camper English's article on grenadine that lists the Little Rebel and other drinks by Ensslin as part of the first major wave of grenadine-containing cocktails. While no back history on the cocktail name was provided, there was a movie called The Little Rebel in 1914. Moreover, although not a precise match, there was a 1911 Broadway melodrama called The Littlest Rebel which would have played near where Ensslin was tending bar nearby at the Wallick Hotel on 43rd and Broadway in Manhattan.