All though Culpeper classified the Redcurrant as a fruit of Venus, Intoxicated Zodiac is taking some astrological creative cocktail license here. The redcurrant is now hereby proclaimed the fall under the dominion of Mars. Red planet… red berry. But c’mon now… It’s not that simple! There’s also the matter of taste, and the redcurrant’s sour-induced wince will have you reaching for the sugar before you can say mercy. However, it must be noted that redcurrants do possess the capacity of tasting sweet. But in my North American climate they never ripen to anything more than pleasantly tart.
Into goblet add redcurrants, sugar and bitters. Muddle and top with Riesling. (Recipe created by Gwen Sutherland Kaiser)