Take 4 Glasses of Whisky. (4 oz Bernheim Wheat Whiskey)
1 Glass of Curacao. (1 oz Brizard Orange Curacao)
Incorporate 1 Teaspoonful of Syrup of Prunes. (1/2 teaspoon Prune Syrup)
Pour out over plenty of cracked ice and shake (stir, please) for longer and more thoroughly than usual. Serve very cold.
This Cocktail removes the Blues if you have them and gives you the Blue Devils if you haven’t.
Another favorite of mine among Savoy Quotes.
The cocktail is a bit on the sweet side. Stirred in a frozen glass with cracked ice and served very cold, quite tasty. To get the prune syrup, I did buy prunes, so I figured, why not add them as a garnish? Give you a bit of fiber with your cocktail. And, hey, turns out, whiskey soaked prunes are not bad at all.
Thought I’d throw a bit of a changeup with the whiskey. Been getting a bit predictable using the Sazerac 6, when nothing is specified. I think the Bernheim was a good choice. The dry leanness of the wheat whiskey complements the sweetness of the Curacao nicely.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.