Savoy Cocktail of the Week: The Lord Suffolk


I was going to make this one of my little snippet of history posts… but it was just too complicated. If you want to get into the complication, I refer you to Wikipedia on the matter. All I shall say is that, looking at dates, the cocktail may refer to Charles Henry George Howard, 20th Earl of Suffolk, 13th Earl of Berkshire—if it is a reference to a contemporary 1920s personality.

1/8 Italian Vermouth
1/8 Cointreau
5/8 Gin
1/8 Maraschino

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

So right to it: the Lord Suffolk is the color of champagne, has a fruity sweetness to it, derived from the Cointreau and Maraschino; however, given the ratio of gin to other ingredients, it is still a nice and light (if you like gin) libation. I drank it with an epic salad and the pairing was quite delightful.

Onwards with the Ls.

Loud Speaker Cocktail

1/8 Lemon Juice
1/8 Cointreau
3/8 Dry Gin
3/8 Brandy

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

“This it is that gives to Radio Announcers their peculiar enunciation. Three of them will produce oscillation, and after five it is possible to reach the osculation stage.”

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