Kola Tonic Cocktail
1/3 Dry Gin. (3/4 oz Broker’s Gin)
2/3 Kola Tonic. (1 1/2 oz Rose’s Cola Tonic)
2 Dashes Orange Bitters. (Dash Fee’s, Dash Regan’s Orange Bitters)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
When I was thinking about this during the day today, I thought it would be pretty awful.
But, I thought there would be enough there for me to find it interesting and re-do it as a long drink over ice and with an orange twist.
It might be a cultural thing, but I found it just too medicinal to even play with.
I’ll admit I tried a Fentiman’s Burdock soda the last time I was in England that wasn’t far from these flavors. And the Kola Tonic Cocktail is less off balance than I expected. There is a nice bit of bitterness.
However, it totally tastes like cough syrup to me.
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.