Picon and Grenadine Cocktail.
1 Liqueur Glass Amer Picon. (1 1/2 oz Zwack)
1/2 Liqueur Glass Grenadine. (3/4 oz Homemade)
Use medium size glass (add ice) and fill with soda water. (Orange wheel garnish.)
Chatting with Mr. Jonny Raglin the other week at Absinthe, he mentioned a new enthusiasm for Zwack. He also mentioned he thought it made a really great substitute for Amer Picon.
When I get cocktail advice from someone like Jonny, I always feel like I better take it!
So here we are making a “Picon Grenadine Cocktail” with Zwack, and damn if he isn’t right! Zwack makes a fine and tasty substitute for Amer Picon.
I would certainly never, ever, be tempted to add the ounce, or so, of, oh, Osocalis Brandy that would turn this into a legendary Picon Punch. Never. Nope. Not a chance.
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.