Sunday, February 12, 2017

swanee shore

2/3 Rye Whiskey (1 1/2 oz Sazerac)
1/3 Grapefruit Juice (3/4 oz)
1 dash Grenadine (1/4 oz)
1 dash Picon (1/4 oz Amer Picon)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added a grapefruit twist to the recipe.

For a nightcap Sunday night two weeks ago, I began flipping through Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 for inspiration. There, I stopped upon the Swanee Shore which could have been named after the World War I-era Southern waltz song. What caught my attention was the combination of grenadine and Picon which Trader Vic frequently utilized in drinks like the Jayco and Philippine Punch; the Pioneers recipes made use of this pairing a few times well before Trader Vic ever latched on to it such as in the Bronco.
The Swanee Shore gave forth grapefruit oil and hints of dark orange notes to the nose. Next, malt and grapefruit on the sip stepped aside to rye and bitter orange flavors on the swallow with a tart citrus swallow.

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