1/2 Dry Gin (1 oz Martin Miller Westbourne)
1/4 Swedish Punsch (1/2 oz Kronan)
1/4 Lemon Juice (1/2 oz)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Tuesdays ago, I reached for my copy of the Savoy Cocktail Book to search for hidden gems. The one that called out to me was a simple Swedish Punsch recipe called the Biffy. Once mixed, the Biffy shared a lemon brightness that countered the perfume-y rum and funk notes from the Swedish Punsch. Next, a tart lemon sip led into a rum funk, tea, and juniper swallow with a return of the tart lemon on the finish. Since the Kronan Swedish Punsch is not a 1:1 match with citrus, perhaps a 4:2:1 or 3:2:1 ratio would work better than the book's 2:1:1; a dash or two of simple syrup could also round out the balance as well.
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.
drink & tell: a boston cocktail book
A collection of drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore). Follow the buzz on D&T's Facebook fan page!