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Silver Cocktail

17 Dec

Once again, browsing through Savoy Stomp, I found something I wanted to make. The Silver Cocktail caught my eye, and since I had everything for it, I made one. Ellestad’s right, it’s not a terribly interesting cocktail, but it is a pleasant one. It’s just gin (I used Tanquery, which in addition to being Ellestad’s recommendation for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to keep Junipero around, is that I had, thanks to a sale at Binny’s a few weeks ago), vermouth (the Dolin dry, which I am liking more and more each time I mix with it), maraschino and orange bitters. It’s almost comforting, since if you’re a booze nerd, you’re generally used to those flavors.

But, my love of endless tinkering got to me, and I thought to myself, “Self, what if I made a second one with grapefruit bitters instead of orange bitters.” I love any combination of grapefruit and maraschino, so this seemed like a natural. It turned out pretty good – I’m not sure if I’m as wild about grapefruit extracts and maraschino as I am of grapefruit juice and maraschino, but anything where you’ve got a grapefruit based product and gin is going to be ok by me.

Recipe:

SIlver Cocktail (Savoy via Savoy Stomp):

1 oz Gin

1 oz Dry Vermouth

Barspoon Maraschino

4 dashes Orange Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a small cocktail glass.

Silver Cocktail No. 2 (Savoy w/ modification)

1 oz Gin

1 oz Dry Vermouth

Barspoon Maraschino

2 dashes Grapefruit Bitters

Method as above.

 

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