The Red Light

Charles Joly, Drawing Room | Chicago

Charles Joly invented this unusual, bitters-heavy drink in 2009 while at the Drawing Room in Chicago. Both genever and Underberg were hard-to-find novelties at the time, making the cocktail rather adventurous. The odd trio of ingredients make for a fruity, herbal, and soothing drink that has a vaguely yuletide feel about it.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/4 ounces genever, preferably Bols
  • 1 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 1/3 ounce Underberg bitters

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe.

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