My father-in-law has been making this for years, he perfected it in NYC before relocating to Maryland. I learned this from him, like most of the great cocktails I know.
1/2 oz fresh lime juice – yes, just straight up squeeze a lime, do not use sour mix (or do, again not in your kitchen, but it’s not good. Yes, I said it.)
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz creme de framboise
1 oz brandy
In a pint glass filled with ice, combine all the ingredients. My father-in-law would say shake because of the lime juice, I would agree, but you can stir this too, especially if you don’t have a cocktail shaker. Pour into a rocks glass. Done and done. Find the book you’ve been meaning to get to, tell the kids to run around the house, and sip and read a page or two.
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