Deshler Cocktail

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Straight rye whiskey (100 proof / 50% alc./vol.)
1 1/2 fl oz Dubonnet Red
1/6 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
2 dash Peychaud's or other Creole-style bitters
2 twist Orange peel
1 twist Lemon peel
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Review:

A dry Manhattan-like cocktail with zesty citrus. Some will object to the scummy head caused by shaking rather than stirring but a Deshler must be shaken.

History:

According to cointreau.com (the brand's official website), "This is probably the first cocktail created in New York with Cointreau." First published in Hugo R. Ensslin's 1917 Recipes for Mixed Drinks:
"Deshler Cocktail
½ jigger Rye Whiskey
½ jigger Dubonnet
2 dashes Peychaud Bitters
2 dashes Cointreau Triple Sec.
1 piece Lemon Peel
2 pieces Orange Peel
Shake well in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain and serve with a twist of orange peel on top.
"

The above recipe proved so enduring that some 40 years later it appears little changed in Patrick Gavin Duffy's 1956 The Official Mixer's Manual:
"Deshler
1 Jigger Rye whiskey
1 Jigger Dubonnet
2 Dashes Peychaud's Bitters
2 Dashes Cointreau
2 Twists Orange Peel
1 Twist Lemon Peel
Shake well with ice and strain into glass. Serve with a twist of lemon peel.
"

Nutrition:

There are approximately 149 calories in one serving of Deshler Cocktail.

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