This drink, first printed in 1934, looks crazy on paper but is surprisingly potent and refreshing drink. Modern renditions have tried to twist it into the shape of a traditional sour, but its true identity is as a sort of proto-Greyhound highball. Be sure to use a decent, potent rye, the more powerful the better, and a homemade grenadine.
Reprinted with permission from 3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon by Robert Simonson, copyright © 2017. Published Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.