Prince’s Smile Cocktail.
1 Dash Lemon Juice.
1/4 Apricot Brandy. (1/2 oz Rothman and Winter Orchard Apricot)
1/4 Calvados or Apple Brandy. (1/2 oz Groult Calvados Reserve)
1/2 Dry Gin. (1 oz North Shore Distiller’s No. 6)
Shake (I stirred) well and strain into cocktail glass. Lemon Peel.
I’ve always maintained the the North Shore Distiller’s No. 6 is a great foil for apricot and lemon flavors. It does not disappoint here.
The Prince’s Smile bit like the a cross between the Dolly O’Dare and the Between the Sheets cocktails. As fond as I am of Apple Brandy, this might even be an improvement over either one of those two classics.
To counter the sweetness of the apricot liqueur, you might want to be a tad generous with that “dash” of lemon juice.
Note the swank new Japanese Yarai mixing glass, which I ordered from Cocktail Kingdom. Still trying to exactly get a handle on this puppy. It seems to have an incredible amount of thermal density, which resulted in some drinks being more dilute and less cold than I wanted. At this point, I really recommend pre-chilling this Mixing glasses, or it is going to suck a lot of cold out of your cocktail.
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.