One of the many cocktails documented by Baker, a world traveler, cocktail writer and historian, the Firing Squad is recorded in his Gentleman’s Companion, Volume II: Jigger, Beaker and Flask, as having been discovered at the La Cucaracha Bar in Mexico City in 1937. A dry, tequila-based formula, the Firing Squad is almost a rickey with the addition of grenadine to sweeten lightly and create the drink’s signature fuchsia hue with the help of a few dashes of Angostura bitters. Some modern versions include the addition of soda to create a longer, cooling cocktail. This recipe sticks to the basics.
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