The Kneecap Cocktail

This has to be one of the laziest cocktails I’ve ever seen. It appears in Ted Saucier’s 1951 book Bottoms Up, and was created by one Eddie Buzzell, a film director. He was no slouch, though not exactly Howard Hawks, either. But he did do a couple of Marx Brothers films, and the final entry in the Thin Man series. I guess his directing took up most of his time, because he certainly didn’t put a lot of thought into this drink, nor much time mixing it up.

The Recipe:

1/2 bourbon

1/2 port wine

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Kneecap Cocktail

That’s it. It’s pretty, at least. As you might guess it tastes like…well, bourbon and port. No surprises. It’s pretty blarghy at first, but it seems to mellow out a bit as you work your way through it. Drinkable, but barely. Three livers.


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