Not Inspired by Oreos, but Could be

I wish I could say we arranged the timing of this cocktail to release on the same date as this incredible news – but I assure you, the timing is entirely coincidental. This cocktail is truly a classic – we found the recipe in our copy of the Savoy Cocktail Book, and it’s been referenced as early as 1916 in Hugo Ensslin’s For Mixed Drinks. (Source)

From a bartender and cocktail lover’s perspective, this cocktail tastes like a fairly simple sour. But one sip will also take you right back to your childhood – it tastes exactly like Swedish Fish (which didn’t appear until the 1950’s.)


I’ve seen a few different versions of this recipe, many of which also calling for rum. Our recipe is straight from the Savoy Cocktail book and couldn’t be simpler, with only two ingredients. The citrus perfectly balances the sweetness of the Swedish Punsch and the result is a very tasty – and somewhat nostalgic.


Doctor Cocktail

This cocktail goes way back to 1916 and definitely packs a (Swedish) punsch!
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  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 Oz Swedish punsch


  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.