Foxhole in Bastogne Cocktail
Foxhole in Bastogne cocktail As we all should know the “Battle of the Bulge” was Hitler’s counter-offensive against the Allies during a very cold winter in Bastogne depicted in the award winning tv series Band of Brothers.
The conditions of the offensive were so brutal most of the Allies were cut off from any kind of support like reinforcements, supplies and medical treatment.
Making the bare minimum conditions of the battle the true enemy. In order to survive, the soldiers had to entrench themselves in a foxhole. Keeping each other relatively safe from bone chilling temperatures and incoming artillery fire while preventing the enemy from breaking their line of defence. Despite the loss of many and going against all odds they survived and broke through the enemy lines ultimately grasping victory.
This drink captures the essence of what these soldiers went through fighting for our freedom.
Symbolising hope and perseverance.
half twig of rosemary
30 ml Bulleit Rye
15 ml Cynar
10 ml Cockney’s Gin (a beautiful Belgian Gin)
20 ml Fresh Lime Juice
10 ml Simple Syrup
3 dashes Angostura bitter
Method: Shake, not stirred
Freeze the glassware
Mull the rosemary in shaker
Combine all the ingredients into a shaker
Fine strain into glass.