Wembley Cocktail (No. 1)
1 Dash Apricot Brandy. (1/2 tsp R&W Blumme Marillen)
2 Dashes Calvados (1 tsp Montreuil Calvados Reserve)
1/3 French Vermouth. (3/4 oz Noilly Dry Vermouth)
2/3 Dry Gin. (1 1/2 oz Beefeater Gin)
Shake (I stirred) well and strain into cocktail glass. (Squeeze lemon peel over glass and drop in.)
Kind of a strange bird, the Wembley (No. 1). Really just a Martini with a few dashes of Apple Brandy and, uh, Apricot Eau-de-Vie…
OK, I was cheating, I probably should have used Apricot Liqueur in this.
But it just seemed more pleasant, and more intense, to use an Eau-de-Vie.
It’s just a half teaspoon (generously) of either one, that little Apricot Liqueur is going to have very little impact.
How is it? Well a fairly dry, yet still somewhat fruity Martini.
How you feel about it, will likely depend on how you feel about Martinis and polluting them with ingredients other than Gin and Vermouth.
Certainly no more sacrilegious than the Dirty Martini, just going in another direction.
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.