Knickerbocker a la Monsieur Cocktail @TBI Boozy Fridays vol.44

Knickerbocker a la Monsieur Cocktail @TBI Boozy Fridays vol.44

*Boozy Fridays Presents the Knickerbocker a la Monsieur Cocktail*

A 90’s cocktail that it had  “his” and “her” versions – a la Monsieur and a la Madame.

Jerry Thomas was the first to introduce the Knickbocker in 1862. After that several Bastardized forms made this cocktail the most Popular Drink in 1850s – 1860s. Then it faded away. The last one hears of it is in 1882 when a writer for the New York World admonished “ in the resume of what is good to drink in the summer – time the knickerbocker should not  be forgotten” And he is not wrong. With its rum and its lime juice, its syrups and liqueurs, the knickerbocker is the spiritual progenitor of the TIKI Drink. Think of ot as an 1850s Mai Tai – similar drink, different island. (David Wondrich, “Imbibe” )

Knickerbocker a la Monsieur original Formula by “Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails” Ted Haigh, AKA, Dr Cocktail

–          2 ounces  Virgin Islands Rum

–          ½ ounce orange Curacao

–          ½ ounce Raspberry syrup

–          1 ounce lemon juice

–          1 slice orange

–        1 slice pineapple

Add all to crushed ice in a goblet, Collins glass, or tumbler, stir, and serve

Garnish with more fruits in season


The Bar Institute’s Formula:

–          60ml Diplomatico Mantuano

–          15ml Monin Orange Curacao 

–          15ml Monin Raspberry syrup

–          30ml fresh Lemon Juice

Method: Building

Ice: Crushed

Glass: Tumbler

Garnish: Pineapple Leaf, Orange slice with Maraschino Cherry


**Cheers to a Weekend Cocktail**

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