Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rye Whiskey Cocktails

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Named after William “Sparrow” Robinson, the sports editor for “The New York Herald” in Paris, this three-ingredient sipper is basically a lighter version of the Boulevardier, which makes sense considering the two cocktails were invented by the same person, Harry MacElhone, the proprietor of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris.


  • 1 oz Rye whiskey
  • 1 oz Dry vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari
  • Garnish: Lemon twist


  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass, top with cubed ice and stir.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.