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Mock Cock Ale




As far back as the 16th century, folks were making a boozy, spiced chicken broth which was believed to cure many ailments, improve health and vigor, and was believed to be America's first erectile dysfunction medication. The recipe, of which there were many variations, describes taking some ale and a chicken, the older the better, and parboiling. Then you were to take the chicken, flay it, and then stamp it on a stone mortar until all its bones were broken, after which the chicken and ale were put into a sack along with raisins, mace and cloves. After awhile, when it had "ripened" you could drain it and drink the broth.


Ellen thought it would be fun to do a re-make. The recipe below was met with some consternation by loyal customers who feared the whiskey would be ruined. Some thought it had turned out well, though, and may even ward off a cold.


It's a bit of fun for sure. Oh, and Alex from Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends suggested the burnt raisins for garnish. It's easy. Just put them in a hot skillet and stir until they turn black and crunchy. Delicious.


Start by making the Raisin Date Simple Syrup:


1 cup white sugar

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup dates - chopped

3 tbsp allspice berries - roughly chopped

1 cup water

1/2 tsp oregano - dried

2 tbsp lime juice - freshly squeezed


Instructions:

Put the sugar, raisins, dates, and allspice into a saucepan.

Over high heat, melt the sugar and burn the raisins and dates and allspice.

Lower the heat and add the water and the oregano.

Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool overnight.

Strain and add 2 tbsp lime juice.

Keep refrigerated until ready to use.


Mock Cock Ale

2 oz. LPS Peated Bourbon

1 oz. beer - hoppy if possible

1 oz. unsalted chicken broth

1 oz. raisin date simple syrup


Stir on ice. Strain into an ancient, embellished, heavy challis and garnish with a spoonful of burnt raisins. Send us an email if it cures anything or helps with performance.


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