Friday, March 20, 2015


1/2 Swedish Punsch (1 1/2 oz Kronan)
2 dash Bacardi (1 oz Caliche)
1 dash Curaçao (1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry)
1 Egg White

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Tuesdays ago for the cocktail hour, I turned to Pioneers of Mixing in Elite Bars: 1903-1933 once again for a diamond in the rough. There, I spotted the Romer which seemed like an interesting straight-spirits egg white drink calling for Swedish Punsch. Once mixed, orange and funk notes filled the Romer's aroma. Next, a creamy orange sip transitioned into a tea, orange peel, and funky rum swallow. I could not help but think that this combination would do better as a Flip with a grated nutmeg garnish, or perhaps a touch of lemon or lime juice to bring some brightness and cut the sweetness here. Also, perhaps a more flavorful rum option could add an additional dimension such as grassiness spirit or other.

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