X.Y.Z.

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Nude Savage Coupe Glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

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

1 1/2 fl oz Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum
3/4 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/12 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)
2 drop Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)
1 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
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Review:

The original Savoy recipe follows classic Margarita proportions and like the 2:1:1 Margarita is a tad on the sour side. Hence, as with my Margaritas, I like to add a touch of extra sweetness, drops of saline and a dash of bitters. The result is still on the tart side but after a few sips your palate readjusts and tart becomes cleansing.

Variant:

Outrigger

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. This "rejuvenated classic" was brought to my attention by Jason E. Clapham at the St. Edward's MCR at Oxford whose preferred recipe (echoes The Savoy spec) is 45ml (1½oz) light white rum, 22.5ml (¾oz) triple sec, and 22.5ml (¾oz) lemon juice.

X. Y. Z. COCKTAIL
¼ Lemon juice.
¼ Cointreau.
½ Bacardi Rum.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of X.Y.Z. contains 156 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 22.55% alc./vol. (45.1° proof)
  • 20.9 grams of pure alcohol
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