The Savoy Cocktail Book: Bringing the Drink of the Week


One of the many books I received this year for Christmas is a delightful full color and art reprint of the original 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. It is delightful. Period.

It ranges from well-known classics such as my favorite Sidecar, to kick-in-the-throat period favorites like the Corpse Reviver (with not just one, but two variants!) and the occasional awful sounding lady-drink, by example the Angel’s Wings which involves raspberry syrup, Maraschino and Crème de Violet, coming with the warning that “If the girl does not like it, do not drink it, but pour it quickly into the nearest flower vase” (21).

As I was browsing through the fantastically illustrated pages this afternoon I decided that the only way to deal with owning of book like this is to diligently apply oneself to the sampling of the offerings.

And so, the first cocktail of the week to try out is the Allen (Special) Cocktail. This is largely because it is the first libation in the tome for which I have all the necessary ingredients on hand.

1 dash lemon juice
1/3 Maraschino ( I have to get rid of it somehow)
2/3 Plymouth gin
Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.

So we will see. I and will eventually finish that giant inexplicable bottle of Maraschino.

Discuss.

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One response to “The Savoy Cocktail Book: Bringing the Drink of the Week

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