Re-Vigorator Cocktail

Re-Vigorator Cocktail

Re-Vigorator Cocktail.
1/2 Gin. (1 oz Plymouth Gin)
1/4 Kola Tonic. (Scant 1/2 oz Rose’s Cola Tonic)
1/4 Sirop-de-citron. (1/4 oz Lemon Juice, 1/4 oz Monin Lemon Syrup)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Cheating slightly, as I just can’t face these Kola Tonic and Sirop-de-Citron cocktails without a little bit of citrus juice.

This isn’t, strictly speaking, awful. On the other hand, it isn’t that great, either. Definitely on the Saccharine side, like a vaguely medicinal lemon flavored hard candy.

Good name, though!

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.

2 thoughts on “Re-Vigorator Cocktail

  1. Thanks for writing this blog! It has been a great help to me as I attempt to decipher some of the odder bits of the Savoy book. I was wondering where you find Kola tonic, as Rose’s doesn’t seem to sell it anymore (based on their website), and I haven’t found it otherwise. Thanks again!

    • Karl,

      Rose’s still makes Cola Tonic, but only, I am afraid, in South Africa. Go figure. It can be had from places that specialize in South African imports. I got mine from African Hut. There’s another brand of Kola Tonic called Clayton’s made in Barbados, that I believe is somewhat available in some portions of the US.

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