Green Room Cocktail
1/3 Brandy. (3/4 oz Cerbois VSOP Armangac)
2/3 French Vermouth. (1 1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth)
2 Dashes Curacao. (2/3 barspoon Senior Curacao of Curacao)
Shake (stir, please) well and strain into cocktail glass. (Orange Twist.)
This Cocktail, a great favourite with mummers, is an excellent ” pick-me-up.”
The “Green Room” is the room actors hang out in when not on stage. Of course, not uncommon for a fortifying nip to be taken before one heads out on stage.
I had thought the term “Green Room” was to do with television. I was interested to discover that that the term’s first recorded use* was in 1701!
“Mummer” is not just the name of one of my favorite XTC album, it also is a term used to refer to actors. That term goes back even further than “Green Room,” having it’s origins, according to dictionary.com, with the traveling troupes of actors in the 1400s.
A pleasant enough cocktail. Certainly cried out for some bitters and a twist.
*From Word Origins.org:
I do know London pretty well, and the Side-box, Sir, and behind the Scenes; ay, and the Green-Room, and all the Girls and Women Actresses there.
From Colley Cibber’s 1701 play, “Love Makes A Man”.
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.