Silver Stallion Cocktail.
1/2 Vanilla Ice Cream. (1 Ciao Bella Tahitian Vanilla gelato)
1/2 Gin. (1 oz Beefeater Gin)
Fill with Silver Fizz, q.v. p. 200. (Bubble Up)
What? Pour a Silver Fizz on top of more Gin and ice cream? That’s crazy talk!
Looking at what we suspect is the source for this recipe, Judge Jr’s Here’s How, I discovered that the Savoy editors may have misunderstood what he meant. The Savoy editors recommend filling the drink with another drink, the Silver Fizz. Judge Jr’s recipe for the Silver Stallion Cocktail is: “1/2 vanilla ice cream; ½ Gin; fill with Silver King Fizz.” “Silver King Fizz” was a bottled lemon-lime mixer made by the Waukesha Mineral Water Company in Waukesha, Wisconsin in the early part of the 20th Century. To quote, “Silver King Fizz. A refreshing drink and the best mixer.” Bottles are still available on eBay dated from the 1920s. The same company also appears to have made a Silver King Lime Rickey.
So, a vanilla ice cream soda with gin? To be honest, I was really dreading this cocktail, but it isn’t all that bad. Kind of gross, I suppose, but on the other hand, kind of good, as my friend Anita described it, in a “19 year old in an ice cream store kind of way.”
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.