My mashup of the Fancy Free with the Japanese Cocktail.
|1||twst||Lemon peel (As garnish)|
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.
I was inspired by the orgeat-Maraschino pairing in Tiki drink like the Gold Cup, and I wondered how I could transfer that flavor unit. This morphed into the idea of a mashup, and I thought about simple classics that utilized these two sweeteners. The two that called out were the Japanese Cocktail from Jerry Thomas' 1862 How to Mix Drinks and the Fancy Free from Crosby Gaige's 1941 Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion. With both drinks being spirit, sweetener, and bitters in an Old Fashioned style, it was easy enough to merge them.
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