Forgotten Whisky Cocktails with Phoenicia Hotel Beirut's Olson Pereira
REMEMBER THE MAINE Similar to a Sazerac in its use of Absinthe, but that's where the similarities end. Neverthless, this is an elegant cocktail that derives its name from the USS Maine that sank in Havana Harbour in 1898. INGREDIENTS • 50ml Rye/bourbon
whiskey • 25ml sweet vermouth • 12.5ml cherry liqueur • Bar spoon Absinthe PREPARATION Stir with ice. Strain into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with a orange zest. THE SCOFFLAW This cocktail made its debut in 1924 at Harry's Bar in Paris. The word Scofflaw was used to describe those who clandestinely sipped spirits throughout prohibition. INGREDIENTS • 50ml Rye/bourbon whisky • 25ml dry vermouth • 7.5ml lemon juice • 12.5ml grenadine • 02 dashes orange bitters PREPARATION Shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
BLOOD AND SAND In 1922 Rudolph Valentino starred in the movie 'Blood and Sand', a movie that shortly before his death, he declared as the part he liked the best. It is unknown who actually created the recipe for Blood and Sand, but its first appearance seems to be in 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' by Harry Cradock in 1930. INGREDIENTS • 25ml blended Scotch whisky • 25ml sweet vermouth • 25ml Cherry Heering • 25ml fresh orange juice PREPARATION Shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist. NEW YORK SOUR This drink was created in 1880s by a bartender in Chicago and was originally called Continental Sour, later called Southern Whisky Sour before coining the name the New York Sour. INGREDIENTS • 50ml Rye/bourbon whisky • 25ml fresh lemon juice • 15ml simple syrup • Egg white(optional) • Float of red wine PREPARATION Shake all the ingredients except red wine with ice. Strain into an old fashioned sour glass and layer the red wine. Spritz with lemon peel and discard peel. Garnish with orange wheel.