Twelve Mile Limit

One of a group of cocktails with names that allude to aspects of the Eighteenth Amendment, the Volstead Act, and the cluster of ancillary legislation that arose around them. Saveur magazine, which recently featured the drink, said of it: “The very drink it inspired taunts the measure with its especially strong yet beachy combination of rum, whiskey, brandy, grenadine, and lemon juice.”

  • 1 ounce silver rum
  • ½ ounce rye whiskey
  • ½ ounce brandy
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon twist, to garnish

Preparation Combine rum, whiskey, brandy, grenadine, and juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; cover and shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled highball glass and top with lemon twist.