So, you have your theme for International Dieselpunk Day set, guests list made and invitations have been sent, party favors purchased or made, however you’re still unsure about what to serve. You’ve read our prior post about cocktails but you are still looking for recommendations. Never fear. Dieselpunk John Wofford has provided us with a menu of cocktails that are perfect for any IDD party.
First Category is Real Drinks from the 1920’s-1950
The first drink here is the most popular drink in New York City during prohibition, it was found on every speakeasy’s menu in N.Y.C.
Planter’s Punch (9oz)
2oz dark rum
Equal parts sour mix and either pineapple or orange juice garnish with a cherry. Serve in a highball glass.
Red Death (10oz)
3/4oz triple sec
3/4oz southern comfort
3/4oz sloe gin
A splash of orange juice and a dash of lime juice. shake well with ice pour into a Collins glass.
1 1/4oz cognac
3/4oz fresh squeeze lemon juice
Shake with ice, strain into a martini glass garnish with a lemon twist.
Old Fashioned (4-5oz)
2oz whiskey or bourbon
A splash of simple syrup, a splash of bitters, and a splash of soda. serve in a rocks glass garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
Whiskey Sour (4oz)
2oz sour mix
Shake well with ice, strain into glass.
For the last drink I have to teach everyone how to mix a martini. No it is not served shaken, a proper martini is stirred 32 times counter clockwise each revolution taking between 1 and 2 seconds.
2 1/2oz gin
1/2oz dry vermouth
Stir with ice counter clockwise 32 times strain into martini glass garnish with olive. or a lemon twist
Now the Diesel Themed Drinks
1oz blue curacao (pronounced blue kara-sow)
1oz triple sec
6oz orange juice
Mix/shake then pour over ice, serve in a highball glass.
1 1/2oz whiskey
Pour Kahlua into a rocks glass then pour whiskey and tequila into the glass at the same time.
1 1/2oz southern comfort
1 1/2oz tequila
Pour at same time into a rocks glass.
1/2oz bailey’s Irish cream
Pour all ingredients over ice into a Collins glass then fill with milk.
1 1/2oz Goldschlager
1 1/2oz Jagermeister
1 1/2oz Rumple Minze
Stir with ice, and then strain into glass
1 1/2oz whiskey
1 1/2oz gin
Shake with ice, then strain into a lowball glass.
And those are the Diesel themed drinks to vote on one last drink I’ll leave everyone with for the morning after. This drink is a legendary 1930 recipe created at the Don the Beachcomber restaurant in Hollywood as a hangover cure and became popular at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.
1oz white rum
1oz light rum
1oz dark rum
1oz apricot brandy
1oz pineapple juice
1oz papaya juice
1/2oz 151 proof rum
A dash of grenadine
Shake all ingredients except for the 151 proof rum with ice, pour into a tall glass and top with the 151 proof rum.