Wednesday, August 31, 2011

George Plantagenet Cocktail

Have some madeira, m’dear
You really have nothing to fear
I’m not trying to tempt you, that wouldn’t be right
You shouldn’t drink spirits at this time of night
—Madeira M’ Dear, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann

This first in a wine cocktail series is based on Madeira, of which I am fond more than somewhat. For the Madeira in this, I used a 5-year Malmsey, a very tasty wine, so I’ve called this drink after George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, who was supposed to have been drowned in a butt of Malmsey, poor devil. Whatever really happened, it’s still a hell of a way to go. Everybody raise a glass to old George.

George Plantagenet Cocktail

  • 2 oz Madeira
  • 1 oz gold Barbados rum
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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