Savoy Cocktail Ingredients

Using the tags I’ve created for the site, I’ve made a complete list of all ingredients and garnishes used in the Savoy Cocktail Book. I didn’t initially ‘tag’ all the ingredients in the cocktails, so I’ll add more as I find them. Hopefully, eventually, I’ll work it up into a glossary type thing.

One of those things I’ve been meaning to do, you know, just in case someone else wants to hold their own Savoy Cocktail Book Night.

Kind of makes me want to make up some ingredients for U, Y, and Zed.

Savoy Ingredients

–A–

Absinthe: Anise and Wormwood flavored distilled spirit. Illegal for most of the twentieth century due to demonization & misunderstandings regarding toxicity of some of the component substances, it is once again available in most civilized countries.

Abricotine: A french brand of Apricot Flavored Liqueur. See Apricot Brandy, below.

Absinthe Bitters: A lot of people have tried to convince me that the ‘Absinthe Bitters’ in the Savoy Cocktail Book are just ‘Absinthe’ or an Absinthe Substitute. It is essentially a typo.I think it is a different sort of typo. When I was looking through Eddie Clarke’s “Shaking in the Sixties”, I discovered he includes a recipe for “Wormwood Bitters”: Put three to four sprigs of wormwood into a pitcher, and pour over them a bottle of gin. Cover the pitcher and let it stand for three weeks, after which time the bitters are ready to be bottled, the wormwood having been removed. This recipe is from Bermuda, whose inhabitants, we are told, used these bitters almost exclusively. Not only that, but many 19 cocktail books include recipes for “Gin and Wormwood”, which they say were used as bitters on the East Coast and in the West Indies. Feel free to substitute the bitter, horrible, macerated “Absinthe” from middle Europe.

Almonds: Almond Nuts.

Amer Picon: French Bitter Orange Aperitif. Long unavailable in the United States, some substitutes include Torani Amer and Amer CioCiaro. Jamie Boudreau has also published a DIY clone on his website: Amer Picon

Angostura Bitters: The ubiquitous aromatic bitters, essential for the cocktails like the Old-Fashioned and Manhattan. For a while, until the recent revival of interest in cocktails, nearly the only bitters left on the American market. Every household should have a bottle of Angostura Bitters and a can of SPAM.

Anis del Oso

Anisette

Apple

Apple Brandy

Apple Jack

Apple Juice

Apricot

Apricot Brandy

Apricot Eau-de-Vie

Apricot Jam

Apricot Pit

–B–

Bacardi Rum

Baked Apple

Batavia Arrack

Beer

Benedictine

Black Pepper

Blackberry Brandy

Blue Vegetable Dye

Bourbon

Brandy

Byrrh

–C–

Calvados

Campari

Canadian Club

Canadian Whiskey

Caperitif

Cassis

Cayenne Pepper

Champagne

Chartreuse

Cherry Brandy

Cherry Heering

Cider

Cinnamon

Claret

Clove

Clove Syrup

Coffee

Cognac

Cointreau

Cream

Crème de Cacao

Crème de Cassis

Crème de Menthe

Crème de Noyau

Crème de Violette

Crème Yvette

Curacao

–D–

Danzig Goldwasser

Dry Gin

Dry Sherry

Dry Vermouth

Dubbonet (Rouge)

–E–

East Indian Punch

Egg

Egg White

Egg Yolk

–F–

Fernet Branca

Fine Ice

Forbidden Fruit Liqueur

French Vermouth

Fresh Cream

Fresh Mint

–G–

Genever

Ginger Ale

Ginger Beer

Ginger Brandy

Gomme Syrup

Gooseberry Syrup

Grand Marnier

Grape Juice

Grapefruit Jelly

Grapefruit Juice

Green Chartreuse

Green Crème de Menthe

Grenadine

Groseille Syrup (Red Currant Syrup)

Guinness Stout

Gum Syrup

–H–

Hard Cider

Hercules

Hollands Gin

Honey

Hooch Whiskey

Hot Water

–I–

Ice

Irish Whiskey

Italian Vermouth

–J–

Jamaica Ginger (Ginger Extract)

Jamaica Rum

–K–

Ketchup

Kina Lillet

Kirsch

Kirschwasser

Kola Tonic

Kummel

–L–

Lemon Juice

Lemon Peel

Lemon Soda

Lemon Syrup

Lillet (Blanc)

Limes

Lime Juice

London Gin

Lump Sugar

–M–

Madeira

Maple Syrup

Maraschino Cherry

Maraschino Liqueur

Milk

–N–

Nutmeg

–O–

Old-Tom Gin

OIives

Orange Juice

Orange

Orange Bitters

Orange Curacao

Orange Flower Water

Orange Marmalade

Orchard Syrup

–P–

Peach Brandy

Peach Eau-de-Vie

Peach Kernel: (Peach Pit)

Pepper

Peychaud’s Bitters

Pimento Dram

Pineapple

Pineapple Juice

Pineapple Syrup

Plymouth Gin

Port Wine

Powdered Sugar (Superfine)

Pricota (Apricot Liqueur)

Prune Syrup

Prunelle Brandy

Prunes

–Q–

Quinquina

–R–

Raspberries

Raspberry Brandy

Raspberry Syrup

Red Currant Juice

Rose’s Lime Juice (Lime Cordial)

Rye Whiskey

–S–

Santa Cruz Rum

Scotch Whisky

Secrestat Bitters

Sherry

Simple Syrup

Sirop-de-Citron

Sloe Gin

Sparkling Moselle

St. Croix Rum

Strawberries

Sugar

Sugar Cube

Sugar Syrup

Swedish Punch

Sweet Cream

–T–

Tomato Catsup

–V–

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Ice Cream

Vinegar

Vodka

–W–

White Crème de Menthe

White Grape Juice

White Port Wine

White Wine

Whole Egg

Worcestershire Sauce

–Y–

Yellow Chartreuse

 

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