Barton Special Cocktail*
1/4 Calvados or Apple Brandy. (3/4 oz Germain-Robin Apple Brandy)
1/4 Scotch Whisky. (3/4 oz Compass Box Asyla)
1/2 Dry Gin. (1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin)
Shake (it would be proper to stir, but it really probably doesn’t matter) well and strain into cocktail glass.
*What has Bruce Barton got to do with this?
Bruce Barton was an inspirational writer, Christian, Republican, Politician, and Madison Avenue Adman. His most famous creation was Betty Crocker. He also worked on high profile ad campaigns for General Electric and General Motors. I’m guessing the above smart remark above was made before it was revealed he had had an affair with a female co-worker and she was blackmailing him. Instead of giving in to her demands, (a second time,) he turned her in to the police.
In any case, if Barton did enjoy a Barton Special now and then, he certainly didn’t like anything getting between booze and his stomach.
It is remotely possible that there might be some magical combination of brands of these spirits that might make this flavorful. But, uh, honestly, this is a big glass of cold, straight booze.
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.