Harrovian Cocktail

Harrovian Cocktail

1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
1 Teaspoonful Orange Juice. (1 teaspoon clementine juice)
1 Dash Lemon Juice. (1/3 teaspoon Lemon Juice)
1 Glass Dry Gin. (2 oz Plymouth Gin)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. (Orange Peel.)

“Harrovian” appears to be a term which refers to those who attend Harrow School and also the alumni of that organization. Harrow School is an English Boarding school for boys which, even now, hews very closely to tradition.

Another cocktail that falls outside of the bounds of those which have survived to the 21st Century. Basically, a bittered, citrusey, super-extra-dry Martini, this ain’t kid stuff. I have to say I warmed to it as I sipped.

Still having most of the juice of a clementine and half a lemon left over, I also tried making it with those and an ounce and a half of gin. Definitely preferred the austere restraint of the original over the fruitier variation.

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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