Many stories exist as to the origin of this cocktails name. Ted Haigh (author of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktail) prefers the simple version: it’s made with applejack and is rose colored. A more interesting version is that it is named after a hit man involved in a notorious murder trial in the early 20th century.
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigorously for 20 – 30 seconds and strain into a chilled 4 -5 oz cocktail glass. Garnish with lime or lemon wedge.