Sunday, April 11, 2010

Twelve Mile Limit Cocktail

This is John Apodaca from Daddy-O's Martinis and I want to introduce a cocktail with some interesting history behind it called the Twelve Mile Limit. During Prohibition there were gambling ships parked three miles off the coasts of several cities, such as the Rex in Santa Monica bay. Clients could take water taxis three miles out to sea to be able to drink and gamble freely where they couldn't do this legally on dry ground. In honor of the distance, there was a drink called the three mile limit, but after the U.S. government, along with the I.R.S., found out about these ships and extended the boundary to 12 miles thus the twelve mile limit was invented.  The 12 Mile limit was stronger than it's cousin the three mile but nonetheless very tasty for the rebells that enjoyed good libations and gambling in spite of the long arm of the feds. Give it a try at your next party.

The Twelve Mile Limit

1 oz White Rum (Recommended Appleton White Jamaican)
1/2 oz Rye Whiskey
1/2 oz Brandy such as (Hennessey)
1/2 oz Grenadine
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

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