The King Kong Cocktail

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While traditionally involving a 50/50 mix of Crown Royal and Banana Liquer, this rendition of the King Kong—concocted by the 1976 marketing departments at Jim Beam, Ripley’s, and Paramount—is nice enough to get you through a monstrously humid afternoon.
 
King Kong Cocktail
 
Ingredients

1 oz. Jim Beam Bourbon
3/4 oz  Grenadine
Orange Juice
1 Wedge of Lime
 
Preparation

Start with 1 oz. Jim Beam over ice in a tall glass, add 3/4 oz. grenadine, fill with Orange juice, add wedge of lime and your friends will go ape over your “King Kong Cocktail!”
 
Recommendation: Double the booze, lessen the grenadine, and top with club soda.

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