Savoy Ideal Cocktail Recipe

This first appeared in Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 book, Recipes For Mixed Drinks, which omits the grapefruit juice for a slice of the fruit instead. I am going with the 1935 Savoy Cocktail Book recipe as I feel mixing the grapefruit juice incorporates the grapefruit flavor better.

Ideal Cocktail
Ideal Cocktail

Ideal Cocktail ingredients:

  • 60 mls (2 oz) Dry Gin
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Sweet Vermouth
  • 15 mls (1/2 oz) Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 mls (2 dashes ) Maraschino Liqueur

Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker. Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted. Strain into glass to remove ice shards.

ABV = 29%

Originated from New York NY, USA


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