We’ve been riffing on the the Dr Funk a lot recently but we need to be careful not to change it too much in case we create a monster. Hang on. I think I just had an idea…
What if we took a few limbs from the Dr Funk and Dr Faust then stitched them onto the torso of a whisky sour and then run a couple of million volts through the combo and serve it on the stem. More intense, more powerful, less pink. What would we call such a drink? I’m sure I’ll come up with something before the next deadline.
2oz / 60ml bourbon (I’d use a high voltage one such as Wild Turkey 101).
0.75oz / 22ml lemon juice (instead of the usual lime juice).
0.5oz / 15ml grenadine (preferably home-made).
1 tsp / 5ml absinthe.
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled champagne coupé.
Toast Mary Shelley (1797 – 1851)
You could also make this with Scotch instead of bourbon in which case it would be a Dr Jekyll and which would bring us full circle to the Robert Louis Stevenson connection of the Dr Funk. A gin version would be the Dr Watson. While I don’t recommend it (you know how I feel about flavourless spirits) a vodka version would be a Dr Zhivago. You get the drift.