Monday, March 22, 2021


1 1/2 oz Gin (Beefeater)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz Grenadine
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, and strain into a sugar-rimmed coupe.

Two Mondays ago, I was perusing the Drink bar bible when I spotted the Boxcar that I was unfamiliar with. It appeared like a White Lady with hints of a Pink Lady and the sugared rim and orange liqueur of a Sidecar. Unlike all three of those drinks, this one utilized lime as the citrus instead of lemon. With a little bit of sleuthing, I was able to track the drink down to Alexander Lawton Mackall who wrote for Esquire in the 1930s and 40s and proffered it as a modification of Harry MacElhone's White Lady.
The Boxcar rolled in with an orange and pine aroma. Next, lime and orange on the sip progressed into gin, berry, and tangerine flavors on the swallow.

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