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Day 234, Cocktail 232

Wednesday was a mellow day – typical for mid-week most of the time around here, especially in the winter.  A laid back cocktail was in order as well.  Nothing too boozy or too hard to make.  I did a search of the CocktailDB for rye whiskey and found this drink.

That is the Whiskey Squirt pictured to the left.  I like it’s nice, pink hue and it looks really good in my Christmas themed highball glass!  I have several different sets of holiday themed glasses – and the secret is to shop Goodwill for them.  You can find some really neat glasses for very little money there!

  Whiskey Squirt

  • 1-1/2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1/4 oz bar syrup
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • seltzer water

In a shaker combine the ingredients with ice.  Shake to mix.  Strain into a collins glass filled with ice.  Top with seltzer water and give a quick stir. 

This drink is very similar to the fizz style drinks that I’ve had previously.  It’s light, refreshing and the grenadine provides just a hint of pomegranate flavor to mesh with the whiskey.  To really make this drink pop, use real grenadine, which is a pomegranate based syrup.  If you use Rose’s or similar grenadine all you are getting is red colored corn syrup and you’ll miss out on the real flavor of this drink.



  1. Whiskey Squirt? Interesting drink. Not so sure about the name. Could you really see yourself ordering this in a bar? Heh!

    So how do you make real grenadine? Is it as simple as 1/2 simple syrup and 1/2 pomegranate juice? Just curious.


    • Good point about the name G-LO…I guess I’d have a hard time ordering a Whiskey Squirt in some of the bars I go to. As for the grenadine, I’ve never tried to make it, although the 50-50 mix of pomegranate juice and bar syrup would probably be close. Around here I’m able to purchase the Stirrings grenadine, which is the real thing. If you can find that then that is what I reccomend!

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