The Modernista, also known as the Modern Maid Cocktail, is a scotch/absinthe cocktail. This beverage is not for the faint hearted since it is challenging to make due the fact that Swedish Punsch is a hard to find ingredient. Nevertheless, you can use any rum-flavored liqueur to take place of the Swedish Punsch. Aside from that, any cocktail with a Scotch base is difficult to mix with other ingredients unless you know what you are doing. For this reason, bars lounge and tiki bars don’t usually add this beverage into their menus.
However, the Modernista is a tasty cocktail. Making this cocktail could be an ice breaker if you want to impress someone on how you searched the four corners of the world just to find the Swedish Punsch. With the rum, scotch and punsch into this drink, you get be on a romantic evening.
- 2 oz Scotch
- 1 tbsp absinthe
- ½ oz Jamaican rum
- ½ oz Swedish Punsch or any flavored rum
- ½ oz lemon juice
- 2 dash of orange bitters
- Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
- Strain and pour the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Add a twist of lemon.