Saturday, November 20, 2021

dr. rieux

1 oz Calvados (Morin Selection)
1 oz Light Rum (Bacardi 4 Year)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Swedish Punsch (Kronan)
1/2 oz Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand Dry)
1/4 oz Demerara Syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe rimmed with demerara sugar, and garnish with a lemon twist.

Two Saturdays ago, I had spotted an interesting drink on a friend's Instagram account called the Dr. Rieux, and I tracked down the recipe on Difford's Guide. There, it was an adapted recipe from Vaucluse in Manhattan that was named after the doctor in Albert Camus' The Plague. Overall, the combination reminded me of Between the Sheets plus Swedish punsch with apple instead of grape brandy (or a Deauville plus Swedish punsch with rum instead of the Cognac).
The Dr. Rieux conjured up lemon, orange, and apple aromas. Next, lemon and caramel notes on the sip flowed into apple, rum, orange, tea, and spice flavors on the swallow.

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