My Home Bar: The Johnny Weissmuller


Johnny Weissmuller is best known for his role as the original Tarzan. He put his Olympic swimmer physique to good use in the African-themed movies of his day including a dozen Tarzan films and the later Jungle Jim series that ran for another 16 films. The Johnny Weissmuller Cocktail is a classic Martini with a slightly tropical twist, fitting for the Tarzan.


  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • dash of grenadine


  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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