Archive for February 2014

The Psycho Cocktail

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.