Blenton Cocktail

Blenton Cocktail

1/3 French Vermouth (1 oz Noilly Prat)
2/3 Plymouth Gin (2 oz Plymouth Gin)
dash Angostura Bitters
(Twist Meyer Lemon Peel)

Shake (stir, please) well and strain into cocktail glass.

Another of the many, many 2/3 gin and 1/3 French Vermouth cocktails in the Savoy. A perfectly fine Martini variation, I felt improved with the addition of a twist of Meyer Lemon peel. The interesting savory elements of the Plymouth gin and Meyer Lemon Peel went well.

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 “Blenton Cocktail

  1. It’s funny Mr. Felton mentioned getting tired of Martini variations in his article.

    To be honest, I never really get tired of Martini variations. Some of my absolute favorite cocktails, (ATTY, Fourth Degree, etc.) are just Martinis with a dash of this or that.

    In my opinion, made well, many of these are the most sophisticated and interesting cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book.

    On the other hand, I could do without the many Bronx variations (Gin, Vermouth, and Orange Juice).

    ;-)

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