Here’s another drink I stumbled upon in Barflies and Cocktails.
Welcome Stranger Cocktail
0.5 ounce gin
0.5 ounce brandy
0.5 ounce Swedish punsch
0.5 ounce lemon juice
0.5 ounce orange juice
0.5 ounce grenadine
Shake until good and cold, double strain into cocktail glass.
This was one of those recipes I couldn’t quite guess how it would taste, much less if I would like it. But it was invented by Harry McElhone himself, and the man who gave us the Monkey Gland must know a little something about mixing with orange juice.
I do like it, although it is a little sweet. Grenadine and Swedish punsch seem to work well together. This is one of those multi-ingredient drinks where all the flavors blend well, nothing dominating.
That said, next time I might try upping the gin and brandy to dry it out a bit. Glad I gave it a try.