Image by Jarkko Arjatsalo, The Leonard Cohen Files
If you’d like to entertain your friends with a few Red Needles, and you feel you must have a recipe, here’s something too smooth to go by:
Into one very tall glass about half full of crushed ice pour and drop:
2 oz tequila (that’s 2½ English measures or about 60ml)
1 slice lemon
enough cranberry juice to top up the glass
Repeat for each friend.
Serve with Montreal smoked meat sandwiches accompanied by Leonard Cohen’s Various Positions.
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