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Come Party With Me: Inauguration — Drinks

Although it's named after a city in Massachusetts, Cohasset Punch is a classic concoction native to Chicago. Since the menu of my Inauguration kickoff party is Chicago themed, in honor of Barack Obama's old home, the signature drink should be a cocktail with origins in the Windy City. A favorite since before World War I, Cohasset Punch is a mixture of rum, Grand Marnier, and canned peach syrup. Along with the punch, offer guests a small selection of beer, wine, and sodas. To learn how to make the Cohasset cocktail,


Cohasset Punch

Cohasset Punch

Cohasset Punch


1½ oz dark rum
1 oz sweet vermouth
juice of ½ lemon
½ oz syrup from canned peaches
½ oz Grand Marnier
2 dashes orange bitters


  1. Start by putting half a canned peach in the bottom of a saucer champagne glass; then half-fill the glass with shaved ice.
  2. Put all the liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the glass.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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nancita nancita 7 years
I can't imagine hating Grand Marnier! Oh's expensive, so more for me!
emalove emalove 7 years
I love trying new cocktails, but I think I'd pass on this one. I HATE Grand Marnier.
metallicnymph metallicnymph 7 years
wow, this drink sounds amazing... can't wait to try!!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
These sound delish!
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