Savoy Tango

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Float thin (dehydrated) red-skinned apple slice

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/3 fl oz Avallen Calvados
1 1/3 fl oz Sloe gin liqueur
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Review:

Just two ingredients but, as Jason E. Clapham told me, "a drink that is more than the sum of its parts."

History:

Adapted from Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book and kindly brought to my attention by Jason E. Clapham of the St. Edward's MCR at Oxford. The fact that Craddock says it originated at The Savoy, but neither takes credit nor credits a colleague, leads me to suspect this cocktail was created by Ada "Coley" Coleman.

SAVOY TANGO COCKTAIL.
½ Sloe Gin.
½ Applejack or Calvados.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
This cocktail is a very great favourite at the Savoy Hotel, London, where it was invented.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of Savoy Tango contains 191 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 23.39% alc./vol. (46.78° proof)
  • 18.7 grams of pure alcohol
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