1/2 Dry Gin. (1 1/2 oz Beefeater Gin)
1/2 French Vermouth. (1 1/2 oz Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth)
2 Dashes Kummel. (1 dash Linie Aquavit, 1 dash simple syrup)
Shake (stir please! – Erik) well and strain into cocktail glass.
Not really much to say about the flavor of this one. Mostly it just tastes like a Martini.
In regards to the name:
Allies, as in the Triple Entente when France (French Vermouth), Russia (Russian Kummel), and England (English Gin) entered World War I in 1914!
In which case, the drink should be made with Russian kummel!
By using Aquavit, I’ve allied France, England and Norway, who was neutral in World War I!
Unfortunately, I think Gilka is the only brand of Kummel currently available and it comes from, horror of horrors, Germany!
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.