Michael Chabon’s Moonglow may be my favorite of his novels – which should say quite a lot since the author is a Pulitzer prize winner. Moonglow is breathtaking in its scope, from prewar America through Europe and back again. There isn’t a novelist today who’s such a gifted teller of stories. Hearing about the homemade hooch that soldiers distilled themselves during the war inspired this month’s Moonglow cocktail.
2 oz. White Dog Mash whiskey
1 oz. white vermouth (Chambéry blanc)
Cocktail onion for garnish
Combine whiskey and vermouth.
Stir well with ice. Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with the onion.