Wednesday, August 28, 2013

have a heart

1 jigger Dry Gin (1 1/2 oz Cold River)
1/2 jigger Cederlund's Swedish Punsch (3/4 oz Kronan)
2 dash Grenadine (1/4 oz)
Juice 1/2 Lime (3/4 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry on top of pineapple slice (omitted).
Two Fridays ago after making the American Flambée for Mixology Monday, I reached for Hugo Ensslin's Recipes for Mixed Drinks from 1916. There, I spotted the Have A Heart that seemed like a pleasing use of Swedish Punsch. Once in a glass, it offered citrus notes and the Punsch's Batavia Arrack and tea to the nose. A lime and pomegranate sip then gave way to a medley of gin, rum, and tea flavors on the swallow. Overall, it was a simple but elegant riff on a Bacardi Cocktail.

1 comment:

Rowen said...

Really enjoy this one—maybe my favorite of the type.