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12 Mile Limit

Prohibition rum smuggling!


The Twelve Mile Limit is another potent Prohibition period cocktail. During Prohibition, the jurisdiction of the USA reached three miles offshore – supposedly the distance a cannonball could be fired to target ships. Unsurprisingly, party ships soon began cropping up just beyond this border to distribute bottles to rum runners and smugglers. To curtail these booze cruises, the US increased its jurisdiction to 12 miles - to deter smaller ships sailing so far offshore. In an entirely predictable move, the boats simply sailed further out to sea, beyond the long arm of the law. The 12 Mile Limit cocktail was so named to taunt lawmakers.

How to make it

1. Add all the ingredients to your shaking tin
2. Add ice and shake for 10-12 seconds
3. Double strain into the glass
4. Garnish with a lemon twist on a cocktail skewer

On the nose it's fruity and citrusy, with oaky notes from the Rum and Whiskey. On tasting, we get ice cold citrus followed by the tart fruity Cognac and Grenadine - make it a good Grenadine! It's followed by the spicy notes from the Whiskey. An incredible cocktail mixing together three strong spirits.


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