Communist

From the 1933 cocktail guide “Cocktail Parade”. One might assume a drink with this name would be made with Vodka, but in the 30’s Vodka wasn’t readily available in the United States and gin was the mainstay of any bar.

Communist Communist Cocktail

1 ounce gin
1 ounce fresh orange juice
½ ounce cherry brandy (Ted Haigh recommends Cherry Heering)
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.