Monday, November 13, 2006

a victory cocktail

I cannot tell you how much I love the "How's Your Drink?" column by Eric Felten in the weekend Wall St. Journal. Last Thanksgiving, I served French battle cocktails (the drink guzzled by Napoleon's officers to get their nerve up for the fight), thanks to Eric F.

For Veteran's Day, Felten provided the recipe for Seventh Regiment Punch, the cocktail of choice of a New York National Guard unit which was renamed the 107th Infantry in 1917. Unlike the French battle cocktails, this is for drinking after a victory, not to gird one's warlike spirit for the fight.

Seventh Regiment Punch

1/2 oz brandy
1/4 oz curacao
1/4 oz maraschino liqueur
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
3 oz chilled champagne

Shake all ingredients except champagne with ice and strain into a punch cup. Add champagne and stir gently. Garnish with fresh, seasonal fruit.


Anonymous said...

wow, that was one gay regiment.

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