Bacardi Special Cocktail

Bacardi Special Cocktail*

1 Teaspoonful Grenadine. (Homemade)
1/3 Burroughs Beefeater Gin. (3/4 oz Beefeater’s Gin)
2/3 Bacardi Rum. (1 1/2 oz Flor de Cana Extra Dry Gin)
The Juice of 1/2 Lime.

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

*Made famous by Karl K. Kitchen, the well known New York Newspaper Columnist.

This is tastier than it really has any business being. A bit like Harrington’s Jasmine. Light and tart. Very similar to a glass of alcoholic grapefruit juice. It’s always fun to find some of these Savoy cocktails still have legs, so I was pleased to get some very positive reactions when I’ve served this drink at parties. Give it a try and let me know what response you get.

Nice to get back, after the Babbie Special, to something I can recommend.

Karl K. Kitchen was a bon vivant and journalist with the New York World in the early part of the 20th Century.

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.

3 thoughts on “Bacardi Special Cocktail

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  2. I’m trying a Bacardi Special Cocktail tonite and it is rather good; citrusy and tangy. Quite Caribbean for someone from New York.

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