Saturday, March 27, 2010


1/8 Swedish Punsch (1/4 oz Homemade)
3/8 Grand Marnier (3/4 oz)
3/8 Gin (3/4 oz Bombay Dry)
1/8 Orange Juice (1/4 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added an orange twist to the recipe.
On Wednesday night the week before, I began to flip through the Café Royal Cocktail Book, and found the Cliftonian. The drink was created by Bert Nutt who won the British Cocktail Competition in 1935 with this recipe. The Cliftonian started with orange oil and Grand Marnier aromas on the nose, and the sip proved to be not as sweet as I first expected given the healthy portion of liqueur. The front of the sip was full of gin, orange juice, and Swedish Punsch's dark rum, whereas the swallow contained a spiciness from the Punsch's Batavia Arrack along with flavors from the Grand Marnier liqueur.

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