1/2 Swedish Punsch (1 1/2 oz Kronan)
1/4 Sweet Vermouth (3/4 oz Cocchi)
1/4 Dry Vermouth (3/4 oz Dolin)
(1/4 oz Lemon Juice)
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added a lemon twist here.
Two Tuesdays ago, we began the cocktail hour with the Grand Slam from the Café Royal Cocktail Book. For brightness, I added a small amount of lemon juice; moreover, Kronan Swedish Punsch seems to benefit from citrus notes since it is not as citrussy as other Swedish Punsches, and the lemon juice would help cut some of the sweetness here. Once mixed, the twist offered a bright lemon aroma. An almost honey-like grape sip transitioned into a swallow full of rum, tea notes, and herbalness. Overall, the Grand Slam was sweet, light, fruity, and complex.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
boston cocktail books!
The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!