The catcher in the rye - fall season cocktail from Curfew cocktail bar in Copenhagen

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.

The catcher in the rye - fall season cocktail from Curfew cocktail bar in CopenhagenAll 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.


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Thomas Klem Andersen
I believe that true mastery eventually leads to original creation given the right conditions. I love creative cocktails that push the limits of flavor pairing. But I can't deny I have a personal preference for whisky and love everything that is clear and stirred.