MCC2014: Afternoon Punch

source url After the bitters lecture I raced downtown for Afternoon Punch at the Dead Rabbit, hosted by Imbibe Magazine. Imbibe is a great magazine about drinking – every time I pick it up I think “I should read this more often.” The Dead Rabbit is – straight up – one of the best cocktail bars in the world. It has a ground floor taproom for beer and casual drinking, and an amazing cocktail den on the second floor that specializes in 19th Century cocktails. But this event… mcc2014-punch1

They were serving “Spider Punch,” from an 1869 recipe book (“Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks). It’s made with No. 3 London Dry Gin, Prado Pastis, bitters, lemon juice, lemon sherbet, lemon liqueur, and green tea, but I don’t know the proportions, and if you Google it you come up with a bunch of Halloween recipes, so you’ll just have to go to the bar it for yourself. Anyway, it made for a relaxing afternoon, and I had several glasses:




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