This is basically a glorified scotch and soda but what I like about it is that it's a rare instance where a flashy presentation—peeling an entire lemon in a single coil—really transforms the flavor of the drink. It's more lemon oil than lemon juice. And it looks really elegant, don't you think?
Remsen Cooler (based on David Wondrich's recipe)
- .5tsp powdered sugar (I often skip it)
- soda (I use seltzer—one of these days I need to figure out if club soda is really good for something)
- 2 oz scotch
- long lemon spiral
- 1 1/2 oz. Gin
- 1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice (or to taste)
- splash of Grenadine
Shake with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. Read more!