The Desert Healer is a long-overlooked should-be classic from The Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich. It’s reminiscent of the classic Blood and Sand cocktail, with gin in place of scotch and lengthened with ginger beer for improved day-drinking potential.
- 1½ parts Gin
- ½ part Cherry brandy
- 2 parts Orange juice
- 2 parts Ginger beer
Shake everything (except the ginger beer) with ice. Strain into a tall ice-filled glass and top with the ginger beer.
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- The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails by Mittie Hellmich