Knickerbocker Cocktail Recipe

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Knickerbocker Cocktail Recipe

An 18th century cocktail that features rum and raspberries, the Knickerbocker is a classic cocktail with In addition to taking its name from a nickname for Dutch settlers who wore their pants rolled up just below the knee, it’s an original New York City drink. Definitely one of the best summer drinks you’ll ever have. Its darker fruit profile is a nice change from many rum cocktails and it has a perfect balance of sweet. It is the raspberry syrup that makes the drink so successful. Knickerbocker is best served with homemade raspberry syrup made from freshly pressed, strained juice. You can also use raspberry syrups from brands such as DaVinci, Monin, or Torani, as well as liqueurs such as Chambord. As a martini, it makes a fine concoction when served over crushed ice. Traditionally, it is served in an older glass. Mix it up, strain it into a chilled cocktail glass, and serve.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Knickerbocker Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Knickerbocker Cocktail Recipe is 278 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Knickerbocker Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer


  • Old-fashioned glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 1/2 ounces gold rum
  • 1 teaspoon orange curaçao liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, or lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce raspberry syrup
  • Lime or lemon wedge, for garnish
  • Seasonal berries, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  • Collect the necessary ingredients.
  • Pour the rum, orange curaçao, lime (or lemon) juice, and raspberry syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Fill an old-fashioned glass halfway with crushed ice and strain into it.
  • Serve with seasonal fruit and a wedge of lime or lemon. Serve and have fun.

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