Bosom Caresser Cocktail

Bosom Caresser Cocktail*

The Yolk of 1 Egg
1 Teaspoonful of Grenadine (uh, oops, I forgot the grenadine)
1/3 Curacao (3/4 oz Brizard Orange Curacao)
2/3 Brandy (1 1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Ambre)
(dash Regan’s orange bitters)

Shake well and strain into medium size glass. (Squeeze Orange Peel on top.)

*This might be called the “Bobby Jones” or the “Francis Ouimet” Cocktail, as these two gentleman, usually so chary of expressing preferences, distinctly expressed one for this concoction.

No, really, that’s what this cocktail is called. I’m not making it up.

Bobby Jones and Francis Ouimet were well known American golfers. I can’t tell if the quote above is some sort of swipe at them. Ladies’ Men? Golf balls are similar to egg yolks?

The cocktail is pretty tasty, in a rich, egg-ey, orange-ey, (phlegm inducing,) kind of way. I guess my missing the grenadine robbed me of a subtle fleshy hue. A float of grenadine (or pama) might be cool. I can’t say I feel inspired to go back and try it again, though, at least tonight.

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.

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