Mother-In-Law Cocktail

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26. March 2015 by swizzzlestick

My grandmother (born in New Orleans in 1895) inherited the recipe from her mother-in-law shortly before the beginning of the First World War. As specified in the original recipe, my grandmother concocted thes libation by the quart and stored it in an antique lead crystal decanter” Mr Baldwin said according to Ted Haigh´s book Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails.

And here is the Mother-In-Law Cocktail (recipe taken from Robert Hess´ The Essential Bartender´s Guide)


2 ounces bourbon, 1 tsp cointreau, 1 tsp maraschino, 1 tsp simple syrup, 2 dashes Peychaud´s bitters, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, 2 dashes Amer Picon, garnish: a brandied cherry


Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

mother in law

Tasting Notes

A highly aromatic sweet bourbon drink with nice hints of bitters, cherries and oranges!


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