The Psycho Cocktail

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The Pycho Cocktail

  • 1.0 oz. Rye
  • 1.0 oz. Cynar
  • 1.0 oz. Green Chartreuse
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 10 dashes Peychaud’s
  • 5 drops of sriracha

Shake with ice. Strain into chilled coupe.

The first thought behind this was to create something blood red without resorting to a Bloody Mary’s tomato juice, hence the hefty portion of Peychaud’s, which I also found helped balance the sweetness from the Chartreuse and Cynar (itself also a bitter component). The drink is a crossdressing variation on the Last Word, with Rye wearing the Gin’s clothing, and lemon for lime, reduced. The sriracha can be included or not, but I like the little extra bite I thought the Psycho deserved.

One comment

  1. John Leslie says:

    What a sexy poster! And I’m sure the drink is just as sexy. You have a great wit and a great way with words, Mr. Alchemist…Sir.

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