Friday, August 29, 2014

biffy cocktail

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.

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