Hoffman House Cocktail
2 Dashes Orange Bitters. (1 dash Fee’s Orange Bitters, 1 dash Regan’s Orange)
1/3 French Vermouth. (3/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth)
2/3 Plymouth Gin. (1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin)
Shake (stir, please) well and strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze lemon peel on top.
I can’t really think of anything interesting to say about the Hoffman House, other than, maybe, if you don’t like this you may need to adjust your perception of what constitutes a proper cocktail.
Sorry if that seems harsh, but this is pretty close to the platonic ideal, at least for me, of the Martini type cocktail.
“Slip out of these wet clothes…”
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.