Fourth Regiment

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User Rating (13 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Nude Savage Coupe Glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

For this vintage Manhattan riff, I've used two (aromatic and celery) of the three styles of bitters stipulated for this cocktail by Charles H. Baker along with a Creole-style bitters which some folk say the Fourth Regiment was originally made. The third style Baker stipulated was orange bitters but I like to add bitter orange oil notes by way of an orange zest twist in place of the lime twist Baker specifies.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Charles H. Baker, Jr.'s 1939 The Gentleman's Companion volume II – An Exotic Drinking Book.

THE FOURTH REGIMENT COCKTAIL, BROUGHT TO OUR AMAZED ATTENTION by ONE COMMANDER LIVESEY, in COMMAND of ONE of HIS MAJESTY'S DAPPER LITTLE SLOOPS of WAR, out in BOMBAY, A.D. 1931
This, we discovered finally, was merely a Manhattan Cocktail made in 4oz size, spiced with 1 dash each of celery, Angostura and orange bitters – but why the last was included we never have understood as the Angostura dominates. Chill very cold and garnish with a twist of green lime peel squeezed so as to deposit oil upon the waters after the drink is poured.

Charles H. Baker, 1939

Nutrition:

One serving of Fourth Regiment contains 188 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 28.29% alc./vol. (56.58° proof)
  • 25.7 grams of pure alcohol
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