Wednesday, July 23, 2014

cason cocktail

1/3 Dry Gin (1 oz Tanqueray)
1/6 Calvados (1/2 oz Boulard VSOP)
1/6 Swedish Punsch (1/2 oz Kronan)
1/6 Grenadine (1/2 oz)
1/6 Lemon Juice (1/2 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
After the Visionary Cocktail, I turned back in time to our 1940 edition of The How and When by Hyman Gale and Gerald F. Marco. There, I spotted the Cason Cocktail that reminded me of a Pink Lady without the egg white but with the added flavor component of Swedish Punsch. Once mixed, the Cason Cocktail was more orange-brown than pink though, and it presented a fruity aroma from the grenadine and Calvados. The fruitiness continued on into the sip where the crisp lemon, sweet pomegranate, and apple notes mingled. The swallow then took a more herbal tone from the gin and the punsch's tea and spice; finally, the fruit accents returned with a crisp apple finish.

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