Belmont Cocktail

Belmont Cocktail

1/3 Grenadine. (3/4 oz Homemade Grenadine)
2/3 Dry Gin. (1 1/2 oz Beefeater’s Gin)
1 Teaspoonful Fresh Cream.

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

I can’t say I had much hope for this one. Gin, grenadine, and cream. I think, however, I am again saved by homemade grenadine. I have no doubt I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed this cocktail made with Rose’s or Fee’s Grenadine. However, with my moderately sweet and pretty darn flavorful home made version of grenadine, it’s not bad at all. In fact, it’s another in the relatively small club of Savoy cocktails with dairy that I actually managed to finish.

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.

Babbie’s Special Cocktail

Babbie’s Special Cocktail
1 Dash Gin. (1/2 teaspoon Beefeater’s Gin)
1/3 Sweet Cream. (3/4 oz Cream)
2/3 Apricot Brandy. (1 1/2 oz Vedrenne Liqueur de Abricot)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

I really hope Babbie was special for some other reason than her taste in cocktails. Beautiful? Rich?

I found the drink much improved with a dash of peach bitters and a garnish of freshly ground nutmeg. Still, not something I would ever make again.

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.