MxMo LII: Forgotten Cocktails – Jupiter Cocktail

The subject of MxMo LII is extremely clear and so close to me. The subject is Forgotten Cocktail. The author of this perfect theme and host of MxMo LII is Dennis from Rock & Rye blog. Actually exploring of forgotten cocktails are the very core of my hobby and a lot of cocktails at my blog is rare, classic or forgotten. For this MxMo I propose to recall one rare, vintage cocktail – The Jupiter Cocktail.

I thank Ted Haigh aka Dr. Cocktail for my familiarity with Jupiter Cocktail. I found it at CocktailDB first time and recall it with Tad’s great book Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails over again.

The creator of this cocktail and its story are unknown. The Jupiter Cocktail was first mentioned in Harry McElhon’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails (1922). This cocktail is so rare occasion to use on of my favotite liqueur – Parfait Amour.

The Jupiter Cocktail in vintage crystall glass (Коктейль Юпитер в антикварном хрустальном бокале)

Jupiter Cocktail

45 ml gin
20 ml dry vermouth
5 ml Parfait Amor liqueur
5 ml fresh orange juice
Shake. Strain into cocktail glass.

The properly prepared Jupiter Cocktail has interesting light grey ashes color. This cocktail has thin balance. I test all of my three liqueurs in this cocktail. Use quality gin, as Bombay Sapphire for example, in this cocktail for best result.

The Jupiter Cocktail with DK Parfait Amour has so strange artificial pink color. It is vital defect as for me. The taste is so interesring, it is so dry cocktail with vanilla and floral finish. Cocktails with BOLS Parfait Amour and MB Parfait Amour has great due look. The cocktail with BOLS is very dry. Great results in this cocktail I obtain with MB liqueur. The Jupiter Cocktail with MB Parfait Amour liqueur is great, very interesting drink. It has dry taste with sophisticated fresh vanilla and floral palate, it is cocktail for real adept.

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MxMo LI: Lime – Exploring the Lime liqueur

The theme of this MxMo LI (fifty one – if you find difficulty in understanding Roman numerals as your humble narrator) is extremely gentle and large. And I must to thank our dear hoster – Doug Winship from one of the great cocktails blog in my opinion – The Pegu Blog. The lime is one of the key bar-fruit. Limes keep company numerous stuffs – Rum, Tequila, Gin, Vodka… Lime is a garnish; lime is a juice (sour-agent). We use lime in wide range of cocktails – from girlish pink Cosmos to geek’s Pegu. Thus we have a lot of alternative.

But for me, actually, this MxMo is rare chance to use one of the most useless bottle in my liquor cabinet – the lime liqueur. This pastel green liqueur has smooth aroma of lime and lemon peel. The palate is sweet and citrus. This stuff was produced by Marie Brizard, as I understand, this liqueur no longer manufactured.

I decide to explore two simple cocktails with this lime liqueur for this MxMo. Both of these contains double of lime – lime liqueur and fresh lime juice.

First cocktail – the Limey – was founded in the Russian issue of M. Jackson’s Pocked Bar Book. The recipe sounds a little disappoint but cocktail is not:

The Limey Cocktail garnished with a lime wheel (Коктейль Лайми, украшенный колесиком лайма)


30 ml light rum
20 ml lime liqueur
10 ml triple sec
10 ml fresh lime juice
Blend all ingredients with a 3 oz crushed ice until smooth. Serve in the champagne saucer and garnish with a lime wheel.

Actually the Limey Cocktail is no bad drink with light mood. It has bright rum palate (I use my favorite light rum in this cocktail – Havana Club Anejo Blanco) with refreshing citrus notes. I think that is good choice for last summer evening.

My second cocktail with lime liqueur is Lime Daiquiri – one of the four (!!!) cocktails with this liqueur on CocktailDB.

The Lime Daiquiri Cocktail garnished with a lime wedge (Коктейль Лаймовый Дайкири, украшенный долькой лайма)

Lime Daiquiri

45 ml white rum
15 ml lime liqueur
15 ml fresh lime juice
Shake all ingredients in a shaker with a lot of ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Actually the Lime Daiquiri is just Daiquiri with little bit more of lime in the taste. In this cocktail works well Bacardi Cartablanca which has light and fruit taste. This cocktail has so strong and sour taste with a little lime bitterness in aftertaste.

MxMo L: Brown, Bitter and Stirred – Sazerac

The MxMo is back! Great! And the scomorokh is back too :) Actually, the topic of the MxMo August: Brown, Bitter and Stirred is very interesting to me. This MxMo is hosted by Lindsey Johnson from Brown, Bitter and Stirred and thanks for great topic, Lindsey! All these are about a True Cocktail (and it’s my choice by now!) – a mix of aged spirits, bitter and stirred, not shaken! The Connoisseur’s Choice.

I’ve been dreaming about this cocktail for the long, very long time. But rye is absolutely unavailable in Ukraine by now also Peychaud’s bitters is. But! Thanks God, I have met a few great people in my way who presented me a bottle of great rye – Wild Turkey Rye 101 proof and a bottle of Peychaud`s. Thanks, companeros!

And now I prepare one of my dream-cocktail – the Sazerac. This cocktail was created in the 1850-s in the New Orleans. The creation of this cocktail is associated with a New-Orleans`s pharmacist (and Freemason!) – Antoine Peychaud – the creator of famous bitters. This cocktail is undoubtedly a great thing – it includes so rare and aromatic ingredients, it has an unusual ritual of preparation and it has interesting story.

Sazerac Cocktail |


1 sugar cube
1-2 dash Peychaud’s bitter
1 tsp. water
50 ml rye whiskey
1 bsp. Pernod
Take two rocks glasses. Fill one with ice and soda to chill. In the second glass place sugar cube then add bitter and water. Muddle the sugar and mix all together to dissolve completely. Then add some ice cubes and whiskey. Stir. First chilled glass coat with a dash of Pernod. Strain the cocktail into this Pernod coated glass. Serve without ice! Garnish with a lemon peel.

The Sazerac Cocktail has strong and complex flavour and taste. Actually it’s a great strong cocktail with great compose and high aromatic palate and nose.