Friday, December 4, 2009

Drink of the Week: Repeal Day Special

This Saturday, December 5, is the 76th anniversary of the repeal of the Volstead Act (which prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcohol). Repeal Day is an easy holiday to celebrate: just raise a glass in celebration of the repeal of the 18th Amendment! Read more about Repeal Day at Jeffrey Morgenthaler's Repeal Day page.

To help you get off to a great start, here are a few classic cocktails I've featured in the past, plus a new one for you to try.

The Chauncey Cocktail
I was introduced to the Chauncey by the folks over at Live the Lush Life. The ingredient list may cause you to raise an eyebrow, but trust. This combination produces a delicious, well-balanced cocktail. Stir this drink -- do not shake.
  • 3/4 ounce rye
  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce brandy
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • dash of orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in an iced shaker. Stir until very cold and strain into a cocktail glass. Cheers to Repeal!

Other drinks to add to your celebration plans:
  • Jack Rose: a great "gateway" cocktail into the world of classic cocktails. If you're a cosmo or lemon drop drinker - try a Jack Rose ASAP.
  • Sidecar: another great classic "gateway" drink, perfect for those who want a citrusy drink.
  • The Rosita: a delicious combination of tequila, vermouth and Campari.
  • The Seelbach: a festive sparkler, guaranteed to light up any celebration.
  • Pisco Sour: a great introduction to Pisco, a Peruvian brandy


Anonymous said...

Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
anyhow thanks for the good read!

Sunday Cook said...

Nope, just an interested drinker. :-) Thanks for stopping by, hope you return!

What are you drinking on repeal day?

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