Among the best things that happened to Wisconsin liquor stores in 2012 were the arrival of Catdaddy and the reintroduction of Revel Stoke to the shelves. Here we will bring two of our favorites, Catdaddy Moonshine (from our Catdaddy Express post from April of 2011) and chokeberry syrup, to the party to create a holiday drink of some distinction.
The transformation of this drink is complete with the addition of nutmeg, a quintessential Christmas spice. Although commonplace today, the history of nutmeg is replete with stories of war, slavery, and death. Only grown natively on the Banda islands of Indonesia, nutmeg was so prized that the Dutch traded Manhattan Island to the British for Run, the smallest of the Banda islands in order to dominate the nutmeg trade. In 2012, though, nutmeg is a few cents per seed, so try this little treat suitable for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Berry My Daddy
2 ounces Catdaddy Moonshine
1 ounce chokeberry syrup
Combine Catdaddy and chokeberry in a mixing glass. Stir with 40 revolutions. Strain into a cocktail glass. Rasp nutmeg on top of the drink.