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