East India Cocktail



  • 40ml Brandy
  • 15ml raspberry puree or syrup
  • 10ml Orange Liqueur
  • 10ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Orange peel and glazed cherry to garnish

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini or coupette glass. Flame an orange peel on the glass and rub the rim with the peel. Garnish with a glazed cherry and the flamed orange peel.


The first mention of an East India Sherry Cocktail appears in Harry Johnson’s 1882 Bartender’s Manual. I have taken my recipe inspiration from Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book but using a Spanish Pedro Ximenez brandy and a delicious Spanish orange liqueur instead of Grand Marnier.

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