Young Man Cocktail

The countdown to the last “Cocktail” continues.

Say it with me, “FIVE!”

Young Man Cocktail
1 Dash Angostura Bitters. (1 dash Angostura Bitters)
2 Dashes Curacao. (1/2 teaspoon Clement Liqueur Creole Shrubb)
1/4 Italian Vermouth. (3/4 oz Carpano Antica Italian Vermouth)
3/4 Brandy. (2 1/4 oz Osocalis Brandy)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Add olive or cherry (Olive!).

I have these great Agrinion Olives from Greece, so it wasn’t entirely perversity that led me to choose to garnish with an olive rather than a cherry. All the same, I suppose a cherry would be the more 20th-21st Century garnish.

Maybe I can start something new for the future? Random Cherries or Olives in cocktails.

Nah, probably not.

If I hadn’t been out of decent cherries, I would probably have preferred it.

Other than that, the Young Man is a perfectly enjoyable Brandy Manhattan, nothing wrong with that. I feel younger already.

…But maybe that’s just the burden of making more Savoy Cocktails being lifted from my back…

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 “Young Man Cocktail

  1. I joined this epic quest late in the game, I think around R, so I may have missed this, but how many cocktail recipes are there in the Savoy and when did you start your this drunken escapade?

    • From Abbey to Zed, there are 751 drinks in the “Cocktail” Section of the Savoy Cocktail Book. I started making, photographing, and writing about them in June of 2006. It took a little longer to make it through than I thought it would. There are about 137 remaining Coolers, Daisies, Fizzes, Fixes, Punches, Rickeys, etc. at the back of the book.

      I recommend the Index, for a good glance at the full number!

      Savoy Cocktail Index

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