Serve in aCoupe glass
Photographed in anUB Retro Coupe Gold 7.75oz
Dust with freshly grated nutmeg & optional small orange wedge on rim
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 1/2 fl oz||Bourbon whiskey|
|1/2 fl oz||Orange Curaçao liqueur|
|1/6 fl oz||Raspberry (framboise) sugar syrup|
|1/6 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|3 dash||La Fée Parisienne absinthe|
|1/2 fl oz||Pasteurised egg white (or aquafaba)|
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Delicately sweet with whiskey-laced, rich zesty citrus, sweet berry fruit and a hint of aniseed which is smoothed and rounded by egg white.
There are numerous cocktails that go by the name Millionaire but this cocktail (based on rye whiskey with curacao, raspberry syrup/grenadine and egg white, usually with orange bitters &/or absinthe &/or lemon juice) first appears in Jacques Straub's 1914 Manual of Mixed Drinks.
Millionaire Cocktail.Jacques Straub, 1914
1 dash orange bitters.
6 dashes curaçao.
¾ jigger rye whiskey.
2 dashes grenadine syrup.
1 white of egg.
Stir well. Serve in claret glass.
Another version appears in Harry MacElhone's 1923 "Harry" of Ciro's ABC of Mixing Cocktails (second impression)
Millionaire Cocktail.Harry MacElhone, 1926
1 white of a Fresh Egg. 2 dashes of Curaçao (orange), 1 teaspoonful of Grenadine, ⅔ Rye Whisky. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass.
(Recipe from Ritz Hotel, London.)
Our recipe has been adapted from a recipe in David Embury's 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks where he helpfully says, "in my opinion, it is improved by the addition of a small quantity of lemon juice. Two or three dashes of absinthe for each drink convert this cocktail into the Millionaire Royal."
One serving of Millionaire contains 209 calories.
- 1.4 standard drinks
- 23.12% alc./vol. (46.24° proof)
- 19.9 grams of pure alcohol
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