1913? Black Hawk Cocktail - Glen And Friends Cocktails After Dark
Today the theme is cocktails using ingredients I don't usually grab for the show, so today we look at Sloe Gin Cocktails.
Details about this Whisky and Sloe gin cocktail (or Rye and Sloe Gin, or Bourbon and Sloe Gin) are pretty sketchy. The earliest I can trace it back to is a book written in 1913 by Jacques Straub - if you know of an earlier version, please let me know. The Rye and Sloe Gin cocktail recipe then appears in a few cocktail books afterwards into the late 1940s and then starts to peter out. It could be that smaller cocktails that consist of just alcohol lost favour to cocktails with juices, sugar, and bitters.
Really was serious when I said that I'd like to collab with these channels:
@Whiskey Vault @Whiskey Tribe @It's Bourbon Night
Black Hawk Cocktail as it appears in the 1913 Straub's Manual:
½ Jigger Rye Whiskey
½ Jigger Sloe Gin
We also try this cocktail with a couple of homegrown independent spirits from @Distillerie du St.Laurent and @Dillon's Small Batch Distillers
Here is the 2011 Robert Hess video I reference: https://youtu.be/mRhn-1agFvM You'll notice his later 1970s recipe uses lemon juice, and he comments that it's a little too tart.
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