Personality a la Roy

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Discerning Drinkers (5 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 Hayman's London Dry Gin
3/4 fl oz Calvados / apple brandy / straight applejack
3/4 fl oz Dubonnet/French rouge aromatised wine
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
1/3 fl oz Chilled water
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Review:

Well, Roy has a personality beyond its stature, so much so that Roy takes dilution well, hence my addition of an optional splash of chilled water.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. The Savoy recipe calls for Hercules, a sadly long since defunct product that vintage newspaper advertisements for the brand describe as being a "Maté-Wine Apéritif" with an "alcohol strength over 25°." Hence, I've used another wine-based aperitif.

PERSONALITY A LA ROY COCKTAIL.
1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
¼ Hercules.
¼ Applejack or Calvados.
½ Dry Gin.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Alcohol content:

  • 1.9 standard drinks
  • 26.24% alc./vol. (52.48° proof)
  • 26.3 grams of pure alcohol
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