The John Dory's Brooklynite Cocktail

The John Dory's Brooklynite Cocktail
  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes

[Photographs: Robyn Lee]

Fresh lime juice and honey balance this smooth, toasty cocktail from the John Dory Oyster Bar in NYC. Be sure to use a good rum here, since it plays a starring role.

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  • To make quick honey syrup:
  • 1 ounce honey
  • 1 ounce boiling water
  • To make cocktail:
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce quick honey syrup
  • 2 ounces anejo rum
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Garnish: lime wedge


  1. 1.

    To make quick honey syrup, stir boiling water into honey in a heatsafe container. Make sure honey is completely dissolved and let cool.

  2. 2.

    Add lime juice, 3/4 ounce honey syrup, rum, and bitters to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well until very cold. Strain into cocktail glass and serve up with lime wedge.

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