The Catcher in the Rye
Peanutbutter to push you off the edge
The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage alienation, identity, loss, and belonging.
In a key passage of the novel the main character Holden Caulfield pictures himself as the sole guardian of thousands of children playing in a huge rye field on the edge of a cliff. He will catch them if they are about to fall off the edge and by so doing symbolically saving the children from losing their innocence.
All cocktails on the fall menu at Curfew are inspired by classic novels. “The Catcher in the Rye” is of course based on rye whisky:
5cl Bulleit Rye infused with peanut butter
2 dash celery and apple bitters
1cl sweet madeira
3cl lemon juice
1,5cl white cacao liqueur
spray Laphroaig 10
Shaken and served in lowball glass with ice cubes. Garnish: celery slice with peanut butter inside.
The flavor pairing of celery and peanut butter is absolutely delicous and is a reference to the trick parents play on children to make them eat healthy fresh celery by adding a little peanutbutter.