Golden Age

The Violet Hour • Chicago

While unpacking rarely used bottles of booze the day before the lounge opened, co-owner and bartender Toby Maloney took time to concoct this drink with Cherry Heering in what fellow owner Jason Cott calls "a mad flash of inspiration."


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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 2 ounces amber rum
  • 1/2 ounce Cherry Heering or other cherry liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 5 dashes of lemon bitters
  • Ice cubes, plus crushed ice
  • 1 lemon wheel
  • 1 maraschino cherry

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients except the ice and the garnish; shake for 10 seconds. Add ice cubes and shake for 10 more seconds. Strain into a crushed ice—filled highball glass. Skewer the lemon wheel on a pick with the cherry and garnish the drink.

Contributed By Photo © Wendell T. Webber Published March 2008

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