Geesz, you guys are a tough crowd!
It's Per Se!
It's Thomas Keller doing cocktails!
Of course this one is so subtle that it is meant to be sipped, enjoyed and not to interfere with one's palate. And any skewers that I'm directed to place, exactly in this order, one raspberry, two grapes and finishing with another raspberry is
As far as price of the drink, I'd estimate it is on the dot.DISCLAIMER, Part I
: While prices fluctuate and/or vary from state to state, month to month, etc. This is the following per Ohio Wholesale Price List, as published by the OLBA.
(All 750ml bottles, and following that quoted cocktail recipe).
Grand Marnier: $29.30
Pineau de Charentes: $49.95*
*DISCLAIMER, Part II:
Now the Pineau des Chantres isn't available in Ohio, and I had to web search for a price, which may be more of a retail
price than a wholesale
price, but it seems in line and will come close to painting a fair liquor cost picture for this illustration.
A 750ml will yield 25.35 one ounce shots. So, for this would be the cost for the following:
Ciroc: $1.0039 an ounce
Grandma: $1.155 an ounce
Pineau: $1.9704 an ounce
2 parts Ciroc + 1 part Pineau + a dash (I assigned that to be approximately 1/8th of an ounce, or thereabouts) of Grandma = $4.1225 per drink
(for the "dash" 1/8th of the Grandma: 1.155/8)
So, okay these are all good ballpark figures and for the sake of simplicity Mr. Keller is shooting for a straight line, ambitious liquor cost of 20 percent, the drink would be $20.6125; however if it were at a 25 percent liquor cost, then the drink would be $16.49.
edit: egregious typo repair!
Edited by beans, 10 May 2004 - 07:23 PM.