Do you ever experience a flavor, place, or thing so incredible that you can’t help but wonder, “How is this not more popular?” Indeed, there are many experiences in life that are secret gems – but perhaps that’s exactly what makes them so surprisingly good. The Knickerbocker is one such cocktail.
Now, that’s not to say that the Knickerbocker is completely unknown, because it isn’t. It had its 15 minutes in the spotlight in the mid 19th century, then for whatever reason the Knickerbocker was nicked from the limelight and has remained largely unrecognized in the shadows since.
Regardless, if you like fruity beverages and fine bartender cocktail mixing, the Knickerbocker might be the perfect drink for you, especially if you’ve never tasted it before!
It’s absolutely perfect during the summer because of its darker fruit composition and its delicate balance of sweetness.
Unlocking the Knickerbocker
Despite its former popularity, the exact origin of the Knickerbocker remains debatable regardless of the fact that it’s one of the oldest drink recipes that you can find in English print. Though it was likely a signature drink of New York’s Knickerbocker Boat Club, anyone from anywhere can enjoy this fruity concoction.
One of the key ingredients in the Knickerbocker is Amoretti Premium Raspberry Syrup, which embodies the right amount of fruitiness, sweetness, and tartness in its quality recipe. Though raspberry syrup has been used in the earliest days of bartending, it takes practiced bartender cocktail mixing to create the perfect Knickerbocker.
Fortunately, with the help of Amoretti Premium Raspberry Syrup and a tested recipe, you don’t need years of bartender cocktail mixing experience to make a delicious Knickerbocker. Simply follow the recipe, add some raspberry syrup, and enjoy this much-underappreciated drink – you’ll be glad you did!
Ingredients for a Single Serving:
- 2 ounces of aged rum
- ½ ounce of lime juice
- 1 ounce top shelf, orange-flavored liqueur
- 1 teaspoon Amoretti Premium Raspberry Syrup
- Lime peel for garnish
Fill your cocktail shaker halfway with ice then add the rum, orange-flavored liqueur, lime juice, and raspberry syrup. One of the secrets of bartender cocktail mixing is knowing when to use the double strain, and you’ll definitely want to do that with this particular drink. Add a twist of lime peel for an extravagant garnish.
Feel free to add a few pieces of fruit such as raspberry or blueberry to make your Knickerbocker extra special. Enjoy!