Happy late Fourth of July, everyone! This week we have a themed cocktail from a book called The Merry Mixer that was published in 1940.
Here is July Kraker!
- 1 dash grenadine
- 1/2 Lemon juice
- 2/3 whiskey
- 1/3 creme de cacao
- Dry Champagne
- Shake well with cracked ice.
- Strain into highball glass.
- Fill up with dry champagne.
Now, this one is a little crazy. I think Tom mostly picked it out because of the name, but right from the beginning I had my doubts. Lemon, grenadine and crème de cacao?
But, this being Mid-Century Menu, we forged ahead! The finished drink actually smelled quite good, which raised our hopes slightly.
Only to have them dashed again.
“Yeah, that’s what I thought you would say.”
The Verdict: Harsh
From the Tasting Notes:
Didn’t come together quite right. I did not enjoy the fruit flavors of the grenadine and lemon with the crème de cacao. It actually had a nice aroma, but it just wasn’t very good.
Chocolate and lemon don’t belong together, and I don’t like chocolate and orange either. Thanks for trying for us, though!
What a strange combination of flavors. Maybe if it was a raspberry syrup (in the place of grenadine) and the lemon was left out, it would work better. Oh well, they can’t all be winners like last week!
Wow, that is some epic Tomface™!
The recipe sounds so awful that I wonder if the publishers accidentally mixed the contents of two different drinks here.
That sounds absolutely horrible! Makes me wonder if the author was just making up recipes as they went along.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! “Tomface” tee hee….thanks for the laugh. Had to work today. This post made it not so bad ;D
The last photo! “Epic Tomface™”!
Hmmm. Well, Golden Wedding is a Canadian whisky – a blend – rather than bourbon whiskey (which is generally much more “flavorful”). Still, the crème de cacao seems like a questionable addition at best. But you know how they LOVED the sweet stuff back then…