Houla-Houla Cocktail

Houla Houla

Houla-Houla Cocktail

1 Dash Curacao. (1/2 tsp. Luxardo Triplum)
1/3 Orange Juice. (3/4 oz Orange Juice)
2/3 Dry Gin. (1 1/2 oz Broker’s Gin)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

A perfectly fine and refreshing beverage, if nothing earth shattering.

I’m lucky to have some particularly tasty early season valencia oranges which are pretty sour around the house, giving this some added zest.

I’m new to Broker’s Gin, but so far it seems pretty good to me. Nice strong Juniper flavor and not too harsh base spirit.

Still liking the Triplum as a Curacao substitute. Its strong bitter orange character (it sometimes actually louches in cocktails, it has so much orange oil) and sweetness sort of makes it almost sensible in dash proportions, where many other orange liqueurs just fade into the background.

I sometimes see this cocktail name spelled “Hula-Hula” but am not sure which spelling is correct. According to sources, this cocktail first crops up in one of Harry McElhone’s pre-Savoy guides.

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.

2 thoughts on “Houla-Houla Cocktail

  1. The Triplum is available in CA, but not widely carried. Anyone who normally carries Luxardo products should be able to special order it. I had to ask a friendly, local liquor store to order a bottle the next time they ordered other luxardo products.

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