Fallen Angel Cocktail

Fallen Angel Cocktail

1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
2 Dashes Crème de Menthe. (1/2 bar spoon Brizard Crème de Menthe)
The Juice of 1 Lemon or 1/2 Lime. (Juice 1 lemon)
1 Glass Dry Gin. (2 oz Aviation Gin)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

It has never been made quite clear as to whether this is intended to be taken by the Angel before or after falling; as an encouragement or as a consolation.

Another of my favorite Savoy quotes.

The recipe is sort of odd. I mean the usual ingredient note for cocktails with choice of lemon or lime is, “Juice of 1 lime or 1/2 lemon,” so the fact that this recommends 1/2 lime or a whole lemon is a bit odd. Unfortunately, it’s not a cocktail whose origins have yet been tracked down, so there’s no real way for me to know if it is a typo or not. I chose lemon, and went a little easy on it.

I picked the Aviation Gin, as it seemed the use of lavender in the herb bill might do something interesting with the mint.

I have to admit I expected to dislike this cocktail. I really didn’t think it could possibly be palatable with that much lemon juice against that little sweetener. But, somehow it is. I dunno, I would call it refreshing.

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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