Forgotten cocktails, the latest Mixology Monday offering, set by rock & rye
I have apparently forgotten to include this in an earlier blog post which is a massive oversight on my part. The Claridge from the Savoy Cocktail book is practically the house cocktail. We found it after being presented with a bottle of apricot brandy. I've shown it to a couple of bartenders who haven't seen it before, so I think it counts as forgotten.
So what is it beside apricot brandy ?
2 pts Gin
2 pts Dry vermouth
1 pt Triple sec
1 pt Apricot brandy
Stir it down over ice & pour into a well chilled glass.
The apricot, orange & vermouth work really well together, the gin provides punch and the apricot lingers nicely. I don't normally garnish it, but a twist of orange or lemon won't hurt. Its pretty versatile, you can twiddle the proportions to make it drier or sweeter depending if you are serving before or after food.