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.