The Whist Cocktail

We’re back to that venerable tome, the Savoy Cocktail Book. Today’s drink was, presumably, named after the card game. It utilizes two different spirits, something modern bartenders often frown upon, but a practice that was fairly common back in the Golden Age of cocktails. In this case, they are rum and calvados, a French apple brandy. Let it be noted that I have yet to thoroughly enjoy any cocktail I’ve made with calvados.

The Recipe:

1 oz. white rum

1 oz. Italian (sweet) vermouth (I used Carpano Antica)

2 oz. calvados

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Whist Cocktail

God. Jesus. Fuck. That’s awful. One liver.


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