Abbey Cocktail

Inspired by my friend who is attempting to cook his way through “The Joy of Cooking” from begining to end, I thought I might try the same with a cocktail book in the hopes of gaining a larger perspective into the world of cocktails.

“The Savoy Cocktail Book” was one of the first major Cocktail books published in the 30s, so it has always been a go to book for me. It represents a link between the old world of 19th century cocktails and the new world of 20th Century cocktails.

I’ll try to make as many as I reasonably can with what ingredients are currently available and post pictures.

I will work on my velvet light box, I promise.

Abbey Cocktail.

Abbey Cocktail.

First up is “The Abbey“.

1/2 dry gin (1/5 oz. Beefeater’s Gin)
1/4 Lillet (3/4 oz.)
1/4 orange juice (3/4 oz.)
dash Angostura Bitters

Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.

I really like the translucent orange color of the cocktail. It almost seems to glow from within. Flavor is light, orangey and a little bit bitter. Like other Lillet based cocktails I’ve had in the past, I don’t seem to notice that I’m drinking spirits. Something about Lillet seems to transform gin into spring water. Could be dangerous.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

6 thoughts on “Abbey Cocktail

  1. Hi Erik! Glad to see you took the leap- I enjoy your comments at other places, so I’m looking forward to seeing more here on your very own site.

    I’ll definitely give the Abbey a try. I bought a bottle of Lillet to make Vespers with, but there’s only so many of those you can drink (or so I’m told)

  2. Well, hey, Dr. Bamboo!

    Was it a random Lillet google?

    In any case, thanks for the encouragement!

    Currently just moving some older content here, hope to get some new stuff up soon.

    Plus, one day I’d like to host the Mixology Monday.

  3. what a great concept… i’ve always thought i should try more recipes out from my cocktail books, but never get to it. but now you’ve got this one covered, so i won’t have to—thanks!

  4. >Was it a random Lillet google?

    Nah, I just clicked on your name over at the comments section at Kaiser Penguin…and lo and behold, a drink blog popped up!

  5. Pingback: Why the Savoy Cocktail Book? | The Mixoloseum

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