With a name like El Cid, you might expect the cocktail to be tequila based, but you’d be wrong. The El Cid defies many expectations.
It’s low on alcohol (only an ounce, two-thirds of a standard drink serving), and it mixes gin with melon liqueur, lime juice and orange juice. It tastes like a mellow summer day in a glass.
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes and mix all the ingredients together in it. Shake well and strain the mixture into a cocktail glass (optionally rimmed with sugar). Garnish with a maraschino cherry.