Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hesitation Cocktail

An answer to the Hasty Cocktail, I guess. The Hesitation lives up to this name well because I can imagine the concern the drinker might have with mixing rye with equal parts Swedish punsch. The two things shouldn't go together, and yet they do. (See how I make Swedish punch here.)

Like so many rye drinks, a dash of lemon juice or zest pulls the flavors together. In this case, it is the lemon slices that are used to flavor Swedish punsch. The flavors are rich and wintery, but the drink remains light--and strong--vacillating between citrus and dry rye and sweet black tea and rums in Swedish punch.
  • 1 1/2 oz. rye (Catoctin Creek Roundstone used)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Swedish punch (homemade used)
  • several dashes lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and double train into a chilled cocktail glass.

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