Oklahoma, maraschino cocktail

Maraschino liqueur provides a tincture of cherry fruit and almond-like flavor in cocktails. This drinks’s name refers to a variation of gin rummy, not to the state. It is a gin drinkers’ cocktail and goes well while playing the cards.

Oklahoma Oklahoma vert
1 1/2 ounces dry gin
1 ounce grape juice, unsweetened
1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur

Put all the ingredients in a ice-filled cocktail shaker. Give a long, vigorous shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a long lemon peel.

Tasting notes: The grape juice and maraschino are there without interfering with the gin.

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