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.
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.