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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Recipe Source

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

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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