The Deschler Cocktail
We don't typically have cocktails in the middle of the week, but it's Mardi Gras, and some of us may not be having a cocktail for the next 40 days!
The Sazerac is a drink that makes us think of the epicenter of Mardi Gras in the United States - New Orleans, so that would be a natural choice for this evening.
Another cocktail that we enjoy is the Deschler - which (like the Sazerac) contains rye and Creole bitters. It also contains Rouge Dubonnet (a fortified wine), and some citrus zest. The last time we made this we used a blood orange and we liked the result. So, here is our version of this pre-prohibition cocktail - cheers!
1 1/2 oz. Rye whiskey
1 oz. Rouge Dubonnet
1/4 oz. Cointreau
2 dashes Creole Bitters
large orange zest
large lemon zest
Muddle the lemon and orange zest with the Creole bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, rye, Dubonnet, and Cointreau to shaker and shake briefly. Strain into a cocktail coup and garnish with an orange twist.
|Happy Mardi Gras!|