Since we're very in to whipping up classic cocktails lately I decided this should be a new blog feature. So stay tuned for more posts in the Cocktails category.
It's Friday, so why not unwind after work with a classic 1937 Coronation Cocktail (as published in Whisky Magazine and modified by Adam).
Here's what you'll need. (Measures below are to make 1 serving)
Chilled Cocktail Glass
1½ oz whisky
1 oz grapefruit juice
½ oz lemon juice
½ oz peach nectar
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Add all of your ingredients to a chilled cocktail shaker. Squeeze your lemon and juices fresh. We used this peach bellini mix by Stirrings which is all natural and surprisingly delicious!
Add ice cubes to your shaker and give it a whir for about 10 seconds.
What we changed: The original recipe only called for 1oz of Whisky. We didn't think that was enough. The original also called for a 1/2 oz of grenadine. We didn't add it for two reasons: 1. We didn't have any pomegranate juice on hand to make fresh grenadine. 2. It seemed like there was enough sweet stuff in here already. We also used Peach nectar as opposed to peach bitters... we have no idea where to get peach bitters and are guessing you'd need to make your own. But the sweetness of the nectar probably took the place of the missing sweet grenadine.
What we thought: This was definitely a refreshing cocktail. The lemon was kind of overpowering though so we might opt for a tad less next time. We did probably add more than a half oz though so that was probably our fault. I think we'd like to try it again with the grenadine next time we pick up a bottle of Pom.
What we paired it with: The latest episode of 24. Because you need a cocktail when you're dealing with Jack Bauer. And you need several more when you are trying to get past the absurdity of this season so far ;)
What we should have paired it with: Brunch. It's not really an evening drink...