Rosy Dawn

We picked up a bottle of BG Reynolds’ lime cordial, and it was so much better than the usual Rose’s Lime that we immediately went off hunting for new recipes to showcase the stuff.

Enter the Rosy Dawn, a lovely little number from Charles H. Baker in his book Jigger, Beaker and Glass: Drinking Around the World. It’s a simple template, but with a really good lime cordial it’s a gorgeous little gem of sweet-tart fruit flavors.

The cherry brandy you use should be thick and syrupy, like Cherry Herring – not dry and clear like kirsch. Since the Rosy Dawn only has a little sweetener in the form of the lime cordial, the orange curaçao should be fairly sweet too – Grand Marnier is a classic option.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a wedge or wheel of lime.

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