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Prince of Wales' cocktail

THE cocktail is "essentially an American contraption," writes David Wondrich in "Imbibe!," his new history/celebration of 19th century mixology: "How could it be anything but? It's quick, direct and vigorous. It's flashy and a little bit vulgar. It induces an ... Read more

Total time: 8 minutes | Serves 1
Note: Adapted from "Imbibe!," originally created by the young Edward VII of the United Kingdom.
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar, or to taste
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Maraschino liqueur
  • Small square of pineapple (1-inch square by 1/2 -inch thick)
  • 1 ounce brut Champagne
  • Strip of lemon zest

Step 1Put the sugar in a mixing glass with the bitters and one-half teaspoon water. Stir briefly until it has dissolved. Add the rye, the maraschino and pineapple chunk. Fill two-thirds full of cracked ice and shake vigorously to crush the pineapple. Strain into a chilled martini glass; add the cold Champagne. Garnish with a twist of lemon zest. Serve immediately.

Each serving
143 calories; 0 protein; 7 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 1 mg. sodium.
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