Homestead Cocktail

Homestead Cocktail

Homestead Cocktail

1 Slice Orange.
2/3 Dry Gin. (1 1/2 oz Broker’s Gin)
1/3 Italian Vermouth. (3/4 oz Carpano Antica)

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

Note: Although this delightful drink is nowadays known as a Cocktail, it was known in the old homesteads of the Southern States long before the name Cocktail was coined.

The whole “1 Slice Orange” is a bit obscure. I just cut a horizontal mid-section out of a valencia orange, quartered it, and threw it in the tin.

I have to admit I kind of preferred it to the usual Bronx.

There’s definitely the bitter orange thing from the peel going on.

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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