How to make a Knickerbocker

Knickerbocker Cocktail

“Think of it as an 1850s Mai Tai – similar drink, different island.” – David Wondrich, cocktail historian. The raspberry syrup adds balance and a touch of tartness whilst the rum adds some punch to the refreshing summery cocktail.

Knickerbocker Cocktail Recipe
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Knickerbocker Cocktail Recipe


  • 60mL Gold Rum (original recipe called for Santa Cruz rum from the Virgin Islands)
  • 15mL Dry Curacao (or Triple Sec / Cointreau)
  • 30mL Fresh Lime Juice
  • 15mL Raspberry Syrup


  1. Add all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker
  2. Shake & strain over crushed ice into a double old fashioned
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange and fresh raspberries

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