Savoy Cocktail of the Week: The Journalist


The Journalist is a mingling of the sweet and dry martini, with a kick of citrus.

The Journalist

2 Dashes Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Curaçao
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
1/6 French Vermouth
1/6 Italian Vermouth
2/3 Gordon’s Dry Gin

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

It’s good. It is also a pretty strong one. Tasters called it “serious” and made comments as to its suitability at the end of (or quite possibly more effective in the middle of) a grueling work day getting the Scoop.

On that note, it would go quite well with a nice piece of Evelyn Waugh literature involving the satirization of the newspaper world, such as the aforementioned Scoop, Vile Bodies, or one of his non-fiction travel writings (which incidentally is available in a very affordable one volume, five or six books inclusive hardcover from Everyman’s—a tome next on my list of reading recreation)

It’s that kind of cocktail, if you grasp my drift.

The first sip produced a bit of a gasp, but things continued smoothly from there on out. The Journalist is the kind of cocktail required when someone declares the pressing need for a cocktail.

Next week I shall enter the realm of apples in honor of impending autumn:

The Kicker

2 Dashes Italian Vermouth
1/3 Calvados
2/3 Bacardi Rum
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

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  1. Pingback: Savoy Cocktail of the Week: The Loud Speaker & the Non-Savoy Bellatrix | Words to Bumble

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