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Knickerbocker Cocktail Recipe


Classic Knickerbocker Cocktail

Knickerbocker Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

The Knickerbocker was a hit for a couple decades in the mid 19th Century and for some strange reason, it has been in the shadows since. It is one of my favorite summer drinks because it has a darker fruit profile than many rum cocktails and is a perfect balance of sweetness.

The raspberry is the key to the success of this drink and when they're in season, fresh berries make a great garnish. Also, if you like, Chambord makes a nice substitute for the syrup. You can also serve this in an old-fashioned glass over fresh ice.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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