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Which is the "real" White Hook Cocktail?


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Which is the "real" White Hook Cocktail?

ConsApi | Dec 29, 2013 05:12 PM

After I started getting into making Manhattans, I started finding various variants. One is the "red Hook," which is Rye, Punt e mes (a red vermouth), Maraschino liqueur and bitters. Then I saw one for something called a "white hook," which was made with Bols Genever, dry vermouth, maraschino, and orange botters:

When I recently went to look up the recipe, if found that there's another version:

Th one is "white dog" (unaged corn whiskey), Punt e Mes, and maraschino with no bitters.

Because if recently bought a bottle of Dark Corners Moonshone during a recent trip to Greenville, SC, I was interested in white dog cocktails, so I tried both to compare. Of course, the were both good, but I'm curious, whoch is the "authentic" "White Hook?"

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