R.A.C. Special Cocktail

R.A.C. Special Cocktail

R.A.C. Special Cocktail.
2 Dashes Orange Bitters. (Angostura Orange Bitters)
1/4 French Vermouth. (1/2 oz Dolin French Vermouth)
1/4 Italian Vermouth. (1/2 oz Punt e Mes)
1/2 Dry Gin. (1 oz Plymouth Gin)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze orange peel on top.
Robert Vermeire has the following additional information in his book, Cocktails: How to Mix Them, “R.A.C. means Royal Automobile Club. This is the largest club in London, with over 16,000 members. (Recipe by Fred Faecks, 1914.)”

Unfortunately, I can find no trace of the honorable Fred Faecks on the Internet, so where he might have been bartending remains a mystery.

The Royal Automobile Club, on the other hand, is a bit less of a mystery.

If you know me, you know I enjoyed this cocktail. It is, after all, just a perfect Martini with an orange twist.

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 “R.A.C. Special Cocktail

  1. Hmm… The use of both French and Italian vermouths recalls a “Perfect” Manhattan. I’m very interested to find out for myself how the gin plays with the Italian vermouth in this one.

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