Modernista (cocktail)

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The Modernista is a scotch whiskey cocktail livened up by the addition of absinthe/pastis and arrack-based Swedish Punsch.[1][2] It was listed in Ted Haigh's book Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, and is also known as the Modern Maid cocktail.[3] A bitter cocktail balanced by punsch, it has been called “a sophisticated, if challenging, beverage”.[4]

Preparation[edit]

  • 2 ounces (1/2 gill, 6 cl) Scotch
  • 1/2 ounce (1/8 gill, 1.5 cl) Dark Jamaican rum
  • 1 teaspoon absinthe or pastis (Pernod, herbsaint, and ricard all work)
  • 1/2 ounce (1/8 gill, 1.5 cl) Swedish Punsch
  • 1/2 ounce (1/8 gill, 1.5 cl) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Shake in an iced cocktail shaker, and strain into cocktail glass.
  • Add a lemon twist

Variations & Similar cocktails[edit]

Some variations substitute the scotch for gin.[5] When sloe-gin is substituted for harder-to-find Swedish Punsch, the cocktail is listed as the Modern Cocktail No2 in the The Savoy Cocktail Book,[6] or simply as the Modern cocktail.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Modernista". kindredcocktails.com. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Scotch << Rock & Rye". Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Modern cocktail". cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  4. ^ "The Modernista". forgottencocktails.com. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Modernista". diffordsguide.com. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Modern Cocktail No2 Recipe". seriouseats.com. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  7. ^ "The Modern Cocktail: A Lost Scotch Classic". dailybeast.com. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  8. ^ "The Modern Cocktail". liqour.com. Retrieved 28 January 2019.