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The Savoy Hotel Special Cocktail No. 2

Whew, that’s a mouthful. This one, of course, comes from the Savoy Cocktail Book once again, and one must assume, although Craddock takes no pains to mention it, that this was a drink invented at the bar there, perhaps by Craddock himself. 283 more words

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Sonza's Wilson Cocktail

I don’t know who either Sonza or Wilson are. And there is no plain “Wilson’s” Cocktail in the Savoy so this doesn’t appear to be a variation on another drink, beyond the ordinary fact that almost all drinks are variations on other drinks. 233 more words

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The Cherry Blossom Cocktail

Aaaand, we’re back to the Savoy with today’s drink, and one with a fitting name for the beginning of spring to boot. This recipe is somewhat vague in the book, and is for six people as well – I once again assumed that the “glass” measurement is the same as a “wineglass” (2 oz.) If that assumption is correct, and given the results I had I’m going to assume it is (ooh, an assumption on top of an assumption), then this is actually a pretty easy recipe. 211 more words

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The Fox Trot Cocktail

From the Savoy Cocktail Book, this is more or less yet another variation on the daiquiri, and a very simple one – maybe too simple. 248 more words

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The Modern Cocktail No. 1

Another from our now random journey through the Savoy Cocktail Book, this one illustrates very well the problems inherent in Scotch-based cocktails. Despite the… 256 more words

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The Phoebe Snow Cocktail

Since Phoebe Snow, the 1970s singer-songwriter, wasn’t born until 1950, I’m going to have to assume this drink was named after a fictional marketing character who debuted in 1902 shilling for the… 209 more words

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How to Make a Proper French 75

This is sort of the “grande dame” of gin drinks – elegant, refined and delicious. It was created in 1915 at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris and named for the powerful French 75 Field Gun – which apparently provided a kick similar to that found in this libation. 98 more words

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