Rockapolitan is a refreshing cocktail made of red wine, gin, lime juice, orange liqueur, and sugar. It is usually served with ice cubes. The original recipe was invented in 1947 by American-born bartender Harry MacElhone at the bar of the Calvados Hotel in Paris. The history of Rockapolitan begins all the way back to the 1940s when it was first concocted by American-born bartender Harry MacElhone at the Calvados Hotel Bar in Paris. The word “Rockapolitan” is derived from rock (meaning "red", as in red wine) and pompon (meaning "decorated ball", as in garnish).

Spirit Used


1 ounce Cruzan citrus flavored Rum
1 ounce orange juice
¼ lime juice
1 ounce cranberry juice
Garnish: lime wheel


1. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Strain into a chilled martini and garnish with a lime wheel.

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