Persephone's Fool

The second drink we served at UnaMae's was our take on a whiskey daisy, which we called Persephone's Fool in honor of the pomegranate in the drink and the impending winter. A daisy is a traditional cocktail made with a base spirit (usually whiskey or brandy), lemon juice, grenadine and sugar.


Persephone's Fool
2oz Whiskey
3/4oz grenadine
3/4oz lemon juice

Shake the above with ice into a Collins or old fashioned glass. Garnish with 3 to 4 drops of orange bitters.

Notes: Jim Beam might have a bad rep, but it's truly delicious in this cocktail and makes the cost less than a dollar a drink to make.

We recommend making your own grenadine because pomegranates are in season right now and the outcome is so much more satisfying than the bottled versions. See a detailed recipe here.

Orange bitters is now widely available as Angostura has brought theirs back and Fee Brothers bitters are being carried a lot more places. It's a great addition to your home bar. Try it in your Manhattans!

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