Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Squid Mixes: Whiskey Fix


In Imbibe!, David Wondrich describes a fix as a "short punch," simply a smaller version of the full glass.  I drew from two separate books for my mixture, the generalities from Imbibe! and a few specifics from The New York Bartender's Guide (NYBG).  Wondrich's recipe, originally from Jerry Thomas (1862), indicates sugar, lemon, water and spirits with in-season fruit to garnish.  The "spirits" can be brandy, gin, Santa Cruz rum or whiskey.  Wondrich recommends "plain old domestic whiskey," still not particularly helpful in a country of considerable variety in this product.  NYBG specifies blended whiskey.  The only bottle in our cabinet was Crown Royal - not exactly domestic, though Canada is considerably closer to me than Kentucky or Tennessee.  Okay, admittedly CR is distilled in Manitoba - not close at all.  Still, it's in the cabinet.  It will do.

NYBG is also more specific with the garnish.  Orange twist.  Thank you.

Nice drink.

12 comments:

  1. This sounds tasty. I like the orange twist. :)
    ~Jess

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  2. Happy New year! I hope your Christmas went well(I was sick). I am not a whiskey fan but every Canadian loves their Crown Royal which, I am told, is an excellent whiskey

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    1. Sorry to hear of your illness! I trust you're better now.

      Crown Royal is lovely. I would like to try more of their product line, in fact.

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  3. . . . and miss pretty inches closer !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. She's a more reluctant model these days - yet more likely to sit still than her older sister.

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  4. I think my drink "to try" drink list is beginning to rival my stack of books I need to read.
    :P

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  5. Ooh, this sounds yummy. I may have to order it next time I'm out.

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    1. I have yet to try one of these older drinks on a professional bartender. That could be an interesting experience.

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  6. There nothing quite like some smirnoff with that sweet twist of lemon and ice but hey yours will do nicely.

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    1. Vodka and lemon sounds lovely. Try adding a splash of sweet vermouth.

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