Millionaire Cocktail Recipe

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Millionaire Cocktail Recipe

You might get confused by all of the variations when you are looking for a millionaire’s cocktail. In the same vein as the corpse reviver, the cocktail is of Prohibition-era origin and the recipe can be varied widely. In most cases, this cocktail is simply called the “millionaire” (without the word “cocktail”), and it has been modified many times throughout history. Among the top two millionaires, this recipe is one of the most popular. It is known as Millionaire Cocktail no. 1. This cocktail is typically made from rum, brandy, and sloe gin. Neither of these is poor quality, so you might want to give them a try. Featuring a tempting blend of whiskey, orange, grenadine, and raspberry, this cocktail is sure to satisfy your tastebuds. Adding egg whites to it gives it a wonderful creamy texture that makes it one of the best dessert drinks.

Recipe Variations

The original recipe calls for 4 dashes of absinthe or pastis. This version also omits the crème de framboise and uses 1/2 ounce of lemon juice. Other versions recommend as much as 1/4 ounce of absinthe. An anise-flavored liqueur or absinthe can also be used to rinse the glass. Cocktails such as the Sazerac can make use of this option in order to add just a hint of the flavor connected with black licorice. Another variant substitutes some of the crème de framboise with grenadine.

Raw Egg Warning

Eggs are a potential food-borne illness risk if eaten raw or lightly cooked.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Millionaire Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Millionaire Cocktail Recipe is 317 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

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

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer


  • Martini Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce orange curaçao liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon crème de framboise liqueur 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • 1 large egg white

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • Whiskey, curaçao, crème de framboise, grenadine and egg white should be mixed in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and shake for at least 30 seconds to evenly blend the egg white and whisky.
  • In a chilled cocktail glass, strain the mixture.
  • In a chilled cocktail glass, strain the mixture.

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