Lasky Cocktail

Lasky Cocktail

Lasky Cocktail

1/3 Grape Juice. (3/4 oz Knudsen’s Just Concord)
1/3 Swedish Punch. (3/4 oz Homeade Swedish Punch)
1/3 Dry Gin. (3/4 oz Plymouth Gin)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Unfortunately, the Lasky caught me between Farmers’ Markets, so I had to use store bought grape juice. The Knudsen Concord Grape juice doesn’t quite have the tartness or complexity of my usual Twin Hill Ranch Grape Juice, making this a bit sweeter cocktail than it normally would be for me.

Still, all in all, a pretty tasty cocktail.

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.

Grape Vine Cocktail

The Grape Vine Cocktail

1/4 Grape Juice. (1/2 oz Twin Hill Ranch Grape Juice)
1/4 Lemon Juice. (1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice)
1/2 Gin. (1 oz Tanqueray Gin)
1 Dash Grenadine. (1/3 tsp. Fee’s American Beauty Grenadine)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Wow, what a shock going from the Grand Slam to the Grape Vine! This is quite a tart cocktail! I found the Grape Vine very enjoyable, to be honest, with a lovely color.

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.

Dodge Special Cocktail

The Dodge Special Cocktail

1/2 Gin. (generous 1 oz Beefeaters)
1/2 Cointreau or Mint. (Generous 1 oz Cointreau)
1 Dash Grape Juice. (Dash Twin Hill Ranch Grape Juice)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

This is another prohibition era libation from Judge Jr.’s “Here’s How”.

With Cointreau and the proportions above, this is so awful as to be puzzling. I would describe the flavor as, “orangey and slightly grapey aftershave”. The harshness of the Cointreau really stands out. I don’t know that mint would be much of an improvement. Maybe. Well, the cocktail is an attractive color.

Grape and orange isn’t a bad combo, though, so I poured the above down the sink and tried again. 3/4 oz Gin; 3/4 oz Cointreau; 3/4 oz Grape Juice; shake & strain. With a complex and slightly tannic grape juice, like the Twin Hill, this isn’t bad at all.

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.