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Born in 1921 in honour of Jack Dempsey’s epic title defence against Georges Carpentier, marking boxing’s first million-dollar gate. This went on to survive prohibition and eventually became the signature drink at Jack’s legendary Broadway restaurant Dempsey’s.
A potent blend of gin, Calvados, absinthe and grenadine. Cask aged for at least six weeks. Surprisingly pleasant on the tongue given the uncompromising ingredients, the Dempsey is sweet and sour with a of aniseed from the absinthe.
Stir over ice and then strain into a cocktail glass – a coupe or a Nick and Nora ideal. Garnish with a cherry.