Polo Cocktail No. 1

Polo Cocktail No. 1

Polo Cocktail (No. 1)
The Juice of 1/4 Lemon or 1/2 Lime. (1/4 Lemon)
1/3 Italian Vermouth. (3/4 oz Martini and Rossi Sweet Vermouth)
1/3 French Vermouth. (3/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth)
1/3 Dry Gin. (3/4 oz Plymouth Gin)
Shake (I stirred) well and strain into cocktail glass.

Like the Plaza Cocktail, this is a species of Martini relative that is relatively extinct.  These days, no one would think of making a “Perfect Martini” with a dash of lemon 0r lime.

However, it is fairly dry, light, and refreshing.  Kind of punch-like really.  Is it really the sort of thing you might want to drink while playing croquet on horse-back?  Probably not.

It is, I suppose, similar to a tarter version of the Bronx, a cocktail I often unfairly malign.

To be honest, I’ll probably take the Plaza or Polo No. 1 to a Bronx about 90% of the time.

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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