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. 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.