Babbie’s Special Cocktail

Babbie’s Special Cocktail
1 Dash Gin. (1/2 teaspoon Beefeater’s Gin)
1/3 Sweet Cream. (3/4 oz Cream)
2/3 Apricot Brandy. (1 1/2 oz Vedrenne Liqueur de Abricot)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

I really hope Babbie was special for some other reason than her taste in cocktails. Beautiful? Rich?

I found the drink much improved with a dash of peach bitters and a garnish of freshly ground nutmeg. Still, not something I would ever make again.

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.

2 thoughts on “Babbie’s Special Cocktail

  1. ya know, the proportions just seem all out of whack on that one… i’d imagine you could mess with those and come up with something worthwhile. i’m thinking specifically of swapping the gin and apricot measures…. i’ve been playing around with dairy-based cocktails at the bar on slow nights for a couple reasons… 1) used to be quite popular and I’m sure we can still use classic technique to achieve some balance within them and 2) i used to love white russians and every once in awhile indulge (when no one is watching or whenever i’m watching The Big Lebowski) i’m enjoying this travel through the Savoy you’re doing… you’re going to have to tackle The Jones Guide next….

  2. Ha, well a friend just did give me a bottle of Galliano, so who knows what will happen when I finish with the Savoy Cocktail Book. Though, by the time I finish the Savoy Cocktail Book, I’ll have made about half of Jones’ Bar Guide already. Good luck retooling the Babbie’s Special. Just didn’t do much for me, though I can see the appeal of apricot and cream. In any case, one of my few exceptions to the “no dairy” rule is coming up in a couple drinks, so hold on…

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