Brainstorm (straight-up)

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Discerning Drinkers (11 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz The Busker Blended Irish Whiskey
1/2 fl oz Bénédictine D.O.M. liqueur
1/2 fl oz Strucchi Dry Vermouth
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Review:

A reproportioned version of the pre-Prohibition classic Brainstorm, served straight-up rather than on-the-rocks.

History:

The Brainstorm is a classic which first appeared in Hugo R. Ensslin's 1917 Recipes for Mixed Drinks (2nd Edition) and, like so many of Ensslin's recipes, was repeated in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. Both books stipulate that this cocktail is served on-the-rocks. This straight-up version originated in 2022 by Al Sotack at Jupiter Disco, a science fiction-inspired cocktail bar in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.

Nutrition:

One serving of Brainstorm (straight-up) contains 196 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 2 standard drinks
  • 30.79% alc./vol. (61.58° proof)
  • 27.7 grams of pure alcohol
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