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Ankle Breaker

The Ankle Breaker cocktail is a double – it has twice the standard amount of alcohol for a cocktail. Hence the name. The rum and cherry brandy give it a mellow sweetness, which the ounce of lime juice cuts straight through. It’s a strong but tasty little drink that goes with just about any occasion.

Overhead view of Ankle Breaker drink with limes

Enjoy an Ankle Breaker on a night out –  just be careful on the dance floor!

Ankle Breaker drink with limes


  • 2 ounces 151 proof rum
  • 1 ounce cherry brandy
  • 1 ounce lime juice

Shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.