Whoa Nellie

The Whoa Nellie cocktail is a popular drink in St. Louis, Missouri. It was first created to commemorate the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. The drink was made to imitate the slogan of the event “The thrill of a century,” and it consisted of mint leaves, lemon juice, vodka or gin, and grenadine syrup. Now, it's a concoction made from rye, rum, Cointreau and bitters with just the right amount of lemon juice to cut the sweetness from the Cointreau.

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1 ½ ounce Straight rye whiskey
¾ ounce Dark rum
½ ounce Fresh lemon juice
½ ounce Grapefruit Juice
½ ounce Simple Syrup
Grapefruit twist


1. Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
2. Add grapefruit twist.
3. Serve in a Cocktail Glass.

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