The “Miss Fisher’s Mystery” 1920’s Cocktail

September 6, 2017 (Last Updated: November 5, 2020)

Want to make a traditional 1920’s cocktail with a dash of orange, lemon, strawberry, maple and mystery? This “Miss Fisher’s Mystery” whisky cocktail is perfect for a misty, moonlit Autumn’s eve.

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My very favorite show is Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, and since her favorite spirit is whisky, I thought I’d make a whisky cocktail for her with ingredients that are a little tricky to place.

There’s whisky, of course, but I used 3 kinds of sweet flavors that mysteriously blend together, but never make the cocktail too sweet.

To create a garnish like this, you’ll just need some pretty dry flowers, a few maple leaves, a little thread to tie them together and very steady fingers. I love combining dry and fresh flowers and greenery for garnishes. It makes my cocktails look so exciting.

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I hope you love this 1920’s cocktail as much as I do!

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The "Miss Fisher's Mystery" 1920's Cocktail

This Miss Fisher’s Mystery cocktail is perfect for a misty, moonlight, Autumn’s eve.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Autumn, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, whisky
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 198kcal


  • ounces Michter's Rye whisky
  • ½ ounce Grand Marnier

  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice - about half a small lemon

  • ½ tsp. maple syrup

  • ¼  tsp. strawberry preserves - a fancy brand


  • Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a good handful of ice. Shake vigorously – enough to really break up the preserves. Pour into a frosted glass and serve.


If you don't want the preserves to float in the cocktail, make sure to pour into a strainer over your glass.


Serving: 1Cocktail | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 5.7mg


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    September 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Oh Genevieve! I can’t wait to attempt the mystery cocktail and watch Phyrne flounce around! I just hope mine looks half as beautiful as yours!

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