Lutkins Special Cocktail
2 Dashes Orange Juice. (1 tsp. Valencia Orange Juice)
2 Dashes Apricot Brandy. (1 tsp. Haus Alpenz Blumme Marillen)
1/2 French Vermouth. (1 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth)
1/2 Dry Gin. (1 oz North Shore Distiller’s No. 6)
(I’m sure no one would even think of rinsing the chilled glass with orange bitters before straining the cocktail into it. Nope not me.) Shake (or stir?) well and strain into cocktail glass.
Since this cocktail seemed pretty balanced already, with no bitters (ahem) or significant acid character, I figured I’d use the Apricot Eau-de-Vie instead of Apricot liqueur.
A fairly enjoyable dry martini type thing. A bit on the tropical side, perhaps. No Leave it to Me Cocktail (No. 2), but pretty nice all the same.
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.