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King James From Tobin Shea

For his take on the classic East India cocktail, Redbird bar director Tobin Shea splits the base evenly between rum and brandy, nixes the pineapple and welcomes sweet vermouth to the mix.


  • 1 oz. rum
  • 1 oz. brandy
  • 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. dry curaçao
  • 2 dashes maraschino liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:Nick & Nora
  • Garnish:orange twist


In a mixing glass combine all of the ingredients with ice, then stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled glass, then garnish.

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