The deluxe revised edition of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails arrived in the mail today.
Why it’s exciting:
- Lots of new recipes I’ve never heard of
- An entire section on cocktail bloggers (KP and a host of CSOWG members included)
- The unadulterated panache you expect from Dr. Cocktail, which means loads of new history and drink notes more enticing than deep-fried bacon
- The following cocktail…
Jasper’s Rum Punch
- 1 1/2oz Wray and Nephew overproof rum
- 1 1/2oz Jasper’s Secret Mix
- cherry, to top
- nutmeg, grated on top
Stir with cracked ice like a mint julep, grate a flicker of nutmeg on top, place a plump-with-booze homemade cherry on top.
Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh, recipe courtesy of Stephen Remsberg
Toss away all other “Rum Punches” you’ve had. This is the one. It’s tart, aromatic, smooth, funky, sweet and resolutely simple.
I had a slight moral conundrum as to whether or not to post the secret mix. And in the end I decided it was worth it to tease you into buying the book instead. Hell, it’s worth it just to look at all the ancient and ragged liquor bottles Ted’s collected over time.
Update! When the doctor says to give away his secrets, I oblige. I adjusted the batched solution to fit one cocktail.
Jasper’s Secret Mix
- 3/4oz lime juice
- 1/2oz 2:1 simple
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Add these in while making the punch.
- What’s your favorite new recipe in the book?