One point fortyfour megabytes…
…that’s how much data a 3½-inch floppy disk could hold. Overwhelming when it was introduced in the mid nineteeneighties – so small, but still so much storage possibilities.
Today it would be considered low storage, so it’s very fitting that Jenner Cormier made her Floppy Disk cocktail a low ABV one.
This is an intriguing cocktail, despite the lack of high alcohol by volume. The slightly bitter grapefruit juice, enhanced by the Cynar, pars well with the smoky mezcal. The addition of club soda gives the cocktail a fresh and sparkling feeling. It’s also very pretty to look at.
Funny fact, the 3½-inch floppy disk is still the most common save icon in most softwares. Iconic for a reason, pardon the pun.
2 oz red grapefruit juice
0,5 oz Cynar
0,5 oz dry Curacao
0,25 oz mezcal
2 oz club soda
Shake all ingredients but the club soda with fresh ice. Strain into a rocks glass and top up with ice cold sparkling water. If possible, serve on a floppy disk coaster.