Harry’s Pick-Me-Up Cocktail

Harry’s Pick-Me-Up Cocktail

1 Teaspoonful Grenadine. (1 barspoon Fee’s American Beauty Grenadine)
1 Glass Brandy. (2 oz Cerbois VSOP Armangac)
The Juice of 1/2 Lemon. (About 3/4 oz Lemon Juice)

Shake well and strain into medium sized wine glass, and fill balance with Champagne (Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne Brut). (Lemon Peel.)

There are a few “Pick-Me-Up” cocktail in the Savoy Cocktail Book. Cecil, I.B.F., Nineteen-Twenty, and Roosevelt. I don’t really see much commonality, but I would guess they’re more or less synonymous with “Corpse Revivers”. Drinks to get your pounding head restarted the morning after…

Anyway, Harry’s Pick-Me-Up is a dry and enjoyable refresher which I imagine, without much tweaking, could have some legs in today’s world. You’d just have to convince folks, somehow, that they aren’t drinking a pink French 75.

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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