2/3 Swedish Punsch (1 1/2 oz Kronan)
1/3 Dry Vermouth (3/4 oz Noilly Prat)
Juice 1 Lime (1/2 oz)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Tuesdays ago, I began the cocktail hour with a drink I spotted in Jayne's Bartender's Guide from 1934 that is being hosted on Mixellany's eLibrary, namely the Hotel Madison Cocktail. The book provided the intriguing subtitle of "'Darcy' (It's very good for you)," and overall the recipe reminded me of a stripped down Palliative Potion for Pomona. Once prepared, the Hotel Madison Cocktail offered funky caramel and rum notes. The caramel continued on into the sweet sip where it balanced the tart lime flavors. Finally, the swallow was a bit more crisp with Batavia Arrack, tea, and herbal notes with a lime finish.
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, 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)!