Friday, August 24, 2018

panorama punch

3/4 jigger Light Puerto Rican Rum (3/4 oz Don Q Añejo)
3/4 jigger Gin (3/4 oz Aviation)
1/2 jigger Cointreau (1/2 oz)
1 dash Grenadine (1/4 oz)
Juice 1/2 Lime (3/4 oz)

Shake with a 1/2 scoop of ice, pour into a 10 oz Pilsner glass, and fill with ice (whip shake, pour into a small Tiki mug, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with nasturtium flowers). An alternative recipe recommended garnishing with mint sprigs.

Two Fridays ago, I spotted the Panorama Punch in Trader Vic's 1972 Bartender's Guide that seemed like it would make a delightful refresher. The recipe varied from the one that Beachbum Berry provided in Remixed dating to the 1962 World's Fair held in Seattle, and Berry's estimated recipe included rums, orgeat, and a trio of juice: orange, lime, and cranberry. As a White Lady mashed up with a Bacardi Cocktail of sorts or perhaps a Between the Sheets/Jerusalem's Between the Sheets hybrid, I was game to try Trader Vic's version despite trusting Berry's modern assessment more.
The Panorama Punch gave forth peppery floral aromas from the garnish over orange and pine notes from the drink itself. Next, lime and orange mingled on the sip, and the swallow showcased rum, gin, and berry flavors.

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