Kicker Cocktail

Kicker Cocktail

Kicker Cocktail

2 Dashes Italian Vermouth (1 teaspoon Carpano Antica)
1/3 Calvados. (3/4 oz Calvados Reserve Roger Groult)
2/3 Bacardi Rum. (1 1/2 oz Flor de Cana Extra Dry)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. (Add a Cherry.)

Again, something from the 1920s for the fans of the Super Extra Dry Cocktail.

I get cocktails like this from time to time when I order Manhattans, and I have to admit I just kind of wonder what the bartender is thinking (or not.) This combination of decent rum, a very good young Calvados, and Carpano Antica certainly beats the heck out of a luke warm Maker’s with a dash of stale M&R. All the same, it doesn’t beat it by much.

I’d rather just sip a glass of the Calvados.

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.

One thought on “Kicker Cocktail

  1. Agreed! Lately i’ve been really into ordering old fashioneds, but the quality ranges pretty dramatically. Most recently, it was essentially makers on ice. While I appreciated the sentiment of the bartender trying to do me a favor by pouring a stiff drink, it really makes it into a workman like experience to choke it down. I’d far prefer something with some sense of balance than a drink just aimed at getting me trashed.

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