Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Squid Mixes: Cold Whiskey Punch
This is my first drink recipe from Imbibe! by David Wondrich. I will write a more complete review soon. Suffice to say for now, it's a history of cocktail evolution in the 19th century and includes lots of old recipes. One of the first important steps in that journey was punch's conversion from a communal bowl to an individual serving. This mixture combines rye with bits of rum, sugar and the juice of have a lemon.
As always, the citrus is the flavor heavyweight. It's a tasty beverage and strong. Old punches generally were. There is a funky aftertaste - kind of like cardboard. I realize that makes it sounds worse than it actually is. I think it comes from the rum, which makes me wonder if one could just as easily do without. Could be a worthy experiment.