Wednesday, July 10, 2013

grand slam

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.

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