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El Cid

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.

El Cid Cocktail with cherry

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.

Overhead view of El Cid Cocktail with cherry


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.