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!
























Deschler


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!




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