A little known cocktail from the 1930's, rediscovered by cocktail guru Ted Haigh in Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. Lively citrus fruits are balanced by a rich kiss of Cherry Brandy with a subtle hint of botanicals from the Gin on the finish.
A black background contrasts with the striking orange and yellow of a Communist cocktail.
Fill a Martini glass with ice and water to chill it while mixing the cocktail.
Add lots of ice to the mixing tin.
Shake the drink well until condensation forms on the outside of the mixing tin.
Discard the ice and water in the glass.
Strain the contents of the mixing tin into the glass.
Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice.
Garnish the cocktail with a cherry.