Trilby Cocktail (No. 1)

First, just a reminder that this Sunday, September 26, 2010, is our monthly exercise in folly, Savoy Cocktail Book Night at Alembic Bar. If any of the cocktails on this blog have captured your fancy, stop by after 6 and allow the skilled bartenders (and me) to make them for you. It is always a fun time.

Trilby Cocktail (No. 1)
2 Dashes Orange Bitters. (2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters)
1/2 Italian Vermouth. (1 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth)
1/2 Dry Gin. (1 oz Anchor Junipero Gin)
Shake (I stirred) well and strain into cocktail glass.

Well, there’s nothing wrong with a Martinez, as I always say. I’ve made about a hundred cocktails nearly or exactly like this one, and never really get tired of them. Endless subtle variation, just due to vermouth, gin, or bitters choices.

Absolutely nothing wrong with minor variation, and the Trilby No. 1 is absolutely tasty.

Note the top from my spiffy new Audio Technica ATH-M50 Headphones. (No advt.) We’ve had construction going on at work which has made my life kind of miserable. While not actively noise cancelling, these have pretty good insulation which allows me to listen to music instead of drilling. Very comfortable too, with natural sound and good bass response. A significant quality of life/work upgrade and worth the investment.

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.