Monday, April 15, 2013

Terrace Repose

If you went to school at UW-Madison, you understand the draw of the Memorial Union terrace. The picturesque pattern on the famous terrace chairs are rivaled only by the warm summer sunsets across Lake Mendota. Thousands of people over scores of years have enjoyed those sunsets set to open mic guitar and sounds of youthful mirth. Since we are a couple of Badgers from the past, we thought that we’d capture that moment with a good cocktail- one that just might encourage summer to come. We immediately thought of Old Sugar’s Dry Honey Liqueur.

Terrace Repose
Holly's Original

2 ounces Old Sugar’s dry honey liqueur
2 ounces Don’s mix
Juice of 1/4 of a lime
2 heavy dashes of Peychaud’s bitters

Remember how to prepare Don’s? Make some cinnamon syrup. I used 1 ½ cups of water with 1 ½ cups of sugar with six short cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for at least half an hour. Cool. Mix pink grapefruit juice into syrup at a 2:1 ratio. Voila, Don’s mix. For the cocktail, pour all ingredients into a shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain into an iced Collins glass and garnish with a swath of grapefruit or cherries or both

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