Knickerbocker cocktail

Knickerbocker cocktail
The Knickerbocker cocktail is a sweet fruity drink featuring rum and raspberry syrup, mixed with lime juice and orange curacao that adds to the cocktail's tart flavour.
The Knickerbocker cocktail was mistakenly believed to have been created in the famous New York hotel of the same name, sometime in the mid-19th century, but there are print versions of this recipe which predate the cocktail.
Another amusing version has it that the knickerbocker cocktail was named in reference to the Dutch community of New York who wore their trousers (or knickers) rolled up just below the knee. The term knickerbocker was given to anything which hailed from New York.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Old Fashioned glass


  • 70 ml Santa Cruz rum
  • 25 ml raspberry syrup
  • 15 ml lime juice
  • 5 ml orange curacao
  • lime wedge (to garnish)
  • 3 raspberries (to garnish)


  • Pour in all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well until chilled.
  • Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and 3 raspberries.
Curacao liqueur uses oranges that grow on the island of Curacao, off the coast of Venezuela and are bitter oranges, also known as Laraha oranges.

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