Raines Law Room's Wildest Redhead

Raines Law Room's Wildest Redhead

[Photograph: Linda Xiao]

The Wild Redhead appeared in the 1977 book, Jones' Complete Barguide. Raines Law Room's Meaghan Dorman added allspice dram and blended Scotch to make the Cherry Heering and lemon cocktail more interesting.

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  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail, plus extra honey syrup
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes


  • For the Honey Syrup:
  • 1 1/2 ounces honey
  • 1/2 ounce hot water
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 1 1/2 ounces blended Scotch
  • 3/4 ounce fresh juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 ounce allspice dram
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • 1/4 ounce Cherry Heering


  1. 1.

    For the honey syrup: stir hot water into honey until honey is dissolved. Let cool.

  2. 2.

    For the cocktail Add Scotch, lemon juice, allspice dram, and honey syrup to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Add one large ice cube to a rocks glass. Strain cocktail into glass, top with Cherry Heering, and serve.