Stirrup Cup

June 26, 2011 (Day 90) — Stirrup Cup

“It occurs to us that in a day when the motorcars have outstripped horseflesh, ‘runningboard’ cocktail would be a more suitable name for this delectable parting cup. The above recipe compounds a farewell drink potent enough to make you fancy yourself on a horse, feet in stirrups ready to yell ‘giddy-yap,’ and ready to go places and do things.” Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em, 1937

The above description appears in one of my most recent cocktail book acquisitions, a gift from my grandmother who happened upon it when she and my grandfather lived in the Crescent City.

Stirrup Cup

  • 1 lump sugar
  • 1/2 a lemon, juiced
  • 1.5 oz cherry brandy
  • 1.5 oz brandy
  • 1 maraschino cherry

Dissolve the sugar in a little bit of water at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the lemon juice and the two brandies. Add crushed ice and stir well.

Strain into a cocktail glass. Drop in the cherry.

A very heavy drink, with a nice twinge from the citrus on the back. Tasty and powerful. We personally wouldn’t recommend getting behind the wheel of a car (or the reins of a horse for that matter) after a couple of these.


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