The Death Or Glory cocktail from Earl's Juke Joint is a drink we love

This drink from Dale Schoon is one the 2023 Boothby Top 50 Drinks of the Year.

This drink is one of the Boothby Top 50 Drinks of the Year 2023 — you can see the full Top 50 here.

The London Calling is a great drink, to be sure — we've written about it before. But we think this riff on the drink — which adds a little DIY rockmelon syrup to things — might be even better.

The drink comes from Earl's Juke Joint bar manager Dale Schoon — get the recipe below — and, like the London Calling, is named for a song by The Clash.

Death Or Glory recipe


40ml gin
15ml fino sherry
20ml lemon juice
20ml rockmelon syrup
2 dashes orange bitters


  1. Shake all ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a grapefruit zest.

For the Rockmelon Syrup:
Dice rockmelon flesh and combine equal weight with sugar. Vac-seal (or mix well in an airtight container) and store refrigerated overnight. Strain and press off solids through fine chinois.

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