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Deshler Cocktail

Deshler Cocktail 1.000

Julia Ewan - The Washington Post

Mar 18, 2009

This wonderfully balanced cocktail has recently seen a revival in speak-easy circles.

Spirits columnist Jason Wilson recommends using a lower-proof rye, such as Old Overholt or Michter's.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 1/2 ounces Dubonnet Rouge
  • 2 dashes Cointreau
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • Twist of orange peel, for garnish


Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice. Add the rye whiskey, Dubonnet Rouge, Cointreau and bitters. Shake well for 30 seconds, then strain into a cocktail (martini) glass. Garnish with the twist of orange peel.

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Adapted from "The Official Mixer's Manual," by Patrick Gavin Duffy (1934).

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 200

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 12g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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