Thursday, April 21, 2016


2/3 Dry Gin (1 1/2 oz Beefeater)
1/2 Grapefruit Juice (3/4 oz Ruby)
2 dash Orgeat (1/2 oz)
1 dash Raspberry Syrup (1/4 oz Royal Rose)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added a grapefruit twist.
Two Sundays ago, I flipped through Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 for the night's libation. When I happened upon the Jacksonville, it reminded me of an orgeat-containing Orlando with less reliance on raspberry syrup (and no orange bitters). Still, the combination of grapefruit and raspberry was alluring as it was in the Blinker Cocktail. Once mixed, the Jacksonville provided grapefruit aromas with hints of raspberry. The grapefruit continued on into the sip where it mingled with berry notes, and the swallow combined the gin with nutty orgeat and the syrup's raspberry.

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