2 oz Rye
1⁄2 oz Blood Orange Juice (Moro)
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1⁄4 oz Raspberry syrup
1 spg Mint (as garnish)

Shake, strain, rock, slapped mint sprig garnish.


'Lion' is an old-fashioned term for a sour sweetened by both a liqueur and a syrup or nectar. This one complements the red berry notes of blood orange juice with sweet-tart raspberry syrup. Cara Cara orange juice, also with raspberry undertones, would make for a similar if lighter drink.

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Rafa García Febles, NYC.
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  • rye & orange liquer — ★★★
  • Could use a bit more kick.... perhaps more angostura or a touch of allspice dram? — ★★★★
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laerm commented on 5/13/2017:

I thought it needed some depth and dryness, so I upped the Ango to a bsp and added a bsp of Maraschino as well. Better.