Kicker

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Discerning Drinkers (7 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Retro Coupe

Garnish:

Float thin apple slice (dehydrated)

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Light white rum (charcoal-filtered 1-4 years old)
3/4 fl oz Calvados / apple brandy / straight applejack
2/3 fl oz Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
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Review:

One man's 'dash' is another's 'splash'. At least that's how I've interpreted the amount of vermouth in this spirit-forward heavily calvados-influenced sipping cocktail. Would also suit being served over a large cube or chunk of block ice.

Variant:

Whist

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

KICKER COCKTAIL.
2 Dashes Italian Vermouth.
1/3 Calvados.
2/3 Bacardi Rum.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of Kicker contains 177 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 29.25% alc./vol. (58.5° proof)
  • 25.6 grams of pure alcohol
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The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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