184. Knickerbocker

184. Knickerbocker - Hero

Such a great name. I only know it from this, and the TV show “The Knick.” But Wikipedia there was also a Barney song. And some other things. I also like that there’s no “The” in the title. Anyway. On to the news!

It’s obviously tricky to find a news article for this one… So instead, let’s just talk about this. I’d make another joke about needing a drink, but, seriously, guys, let’s just elect the right person president and use all of this as an opportunity to learn how to treat all people (women, African-Americans, immigrants, Latinos, the list goes on and on) with respect and care about them. Ugh.

184. Knickerbocker - Ingredients

184. Knickerbocker.

(Use small bar glass.)

  • ½ a lime, or lemon, squeeze out the juice, and put rind and juice in the glass.
  • 2 teaspoonfuls of raspberry syrup. [YES!]
  • 2 oz Santa Cruz rum.
  • ½ teaspoonful of Curaçoa.
  • Cool with shaved ice; shake up well, and ornament with berries in season. If this is not sweet enough, put in a little more raspberry syrup.

Tasting Notes:

BN: I’m starting to realize there was a pretty limited set of possible ingredients back then. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, just a thought to ponder. Anyways, this. It’s like lemonade with rum in it. Which is nice, but I kind of wish it just didn’t have the rum in it. I actually would prefer something like vodka, with a little less flavor — but I don’t think that was an option back then. Overall, it’s a nice taste, cool and clean, and, as always, RASPBERRY SYRUP IS THE BEST. The rind in the glass is a weird choice but doesn’t really seem to affect the drink one way or another. Did we do it wrong? No idea. I don’t know if he really meant put the whole thing in, like we did. He also has to figure out his mixing directions — I ended up stirring it because shaking with all that stuff in it was confusing to accomplish.

PiC: Yeah, the rum is… present. I acutally wish it was a little more lemon-forward now that you’ve said lemonade, but it’s still very tasty when you get a strawberry. And so pretty!

184. Knickerbocker


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