The XYZ is another drink that Patrick Gavin Duffy ripped off wholesale from the Savoy Cocktail Book for his Official Mixer’s Manual that came out four years later. I guess all was fair in cocktail publishing back then. Anyhoo, this is a sort of a daiquiri, I guess, with lemon juice and orange liqueur…or maybe it’s a sort of margarita with rum…or maybe a sort of a daisy but without any soda? Whatever.
1/4 lemon juice
1/2 white rum
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Looks like a daiquiri, anyway. It tastes, and this is, I think, as accurate a description as possible, like a very alcoholic lemonade crossed with an orange creamsicle. And I have nothing more to say about it. At the very high end of four livers.