The Blinker

The Blinker first appeared in Patrick Gavin Duffy's The Official Mixer's Manual (1934). I learned of it from my copy of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten CocktailsIt is a rather simple cocktail but tasty.


Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass. Fill about ¾ full with ice, cover with a Boston shaker and shake vigorously. Garnish with a lemon twist and enjoy.

Note: I substituted grenadine for the raspberry syrup, but I think that the raspberry syrup might be the way to go.


2 ounce rye whiskey
1 ounce grapefruit juice
1 teaspoon raspberry syrup
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