Drink of the Week - The Fred Collins Fizz
The past couple weeks have been really busy planning the summer cocktail menu and doing work on revising and streamlining our wine lists. Unfortunately, as such, I haven’t really had as much time as I normally do to play with recipes and come up with something interesting. Rather than give you something with half-hearted effort, I instead offer this wonderful summer recipe from Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. Everything hereafter comes directly from the book, which is quoting the New Guide for the Hotel, Bar, Restaurant, Butler, & Chef by Bacchus & Cordon Bleu, London, 1885.
“…and drink while lively to the health of the Collins family – whose name you may take in vain for about fifty popular drinks – from brandy, rum, bourbon, old rye, gin, etc., etc.”
The Fred Collins Fizz
2 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey
½ oz. simple syrup
Juice of 1 fresh lemon
1 tsp orange curacao (I’m using Cointreau)
6 oz. fresh lemonade
Mix the bourbon, simple syrup, and lemon juice in an iced cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a large bar glass that is half filled with shaved (or finely crushed) ice. Add the curacao. Pour the lemonade into a Collins glass, and pour the bar glass into it.
Stop by Lucca this Saturday for some cocktails and good times. We have happy hour snacks from noon to six and cocktail deals as well as all of our signature drinks. I look forward to seeing you.
Thanks for reading and happy drinking!