1 3⁄4 oz Light rum
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1⁄4 oz Curaçao
1⁄4 oz Grenadine

Shake, strain, up.


Sorry for the weird volumes - it's technically 7:2:1:1, and Embury says that cocktails are about 2.5 ounces. This is 2.75 pre-chill.

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Created by
David Embury
Is an
authentic recipe

The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, 3rd ed. 1958

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  • Ok, but many better similar drinks aout there. To be fair, I made a "Dark Lion" with Meyers cuz I hate light rum. — ★★★
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I curated this - a little googling pegged it as an Embury drink so I removed the bitters and changed lemon (from the OP submission) to lime and jiggled the ratio a bit to conform to the book. Thanks,  Zachary