Serve in aCoupe glass
Orange zest twist
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
|1 fl oz||Engine Gin|
|1 fl oz||Blended Scotch whisky|
|1 fl oz||Rosso/rouge (sweet) vermouth|
|1 dash||Orange Bitters by Angostura|
|1 dash||La Fée Parisienne absinthe|
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Spirit-forward with gin and Scotch whisky lightly sweetened, softened and aromatised with vermouth.
The makers of Engine Gin discovered the Automobile Cocktail in Frank Meier's 1934 book, The Artistry of Mixing Drinks.
They make Meier's with an absinthe-like Ibiza liquor, saying, "An Automobile Cocktail, a glass of gasoline with a nut in it". So wrote the quirky promotional postcard of Automobile Cocktail, a close relative of Rob Roy. There are several version of it. We have taken the one contained of the Ritz in Paris. To the drink reported by Meier we have made a toe-in, rebalancing it and adding a typical Ibiza liquor which we also soaked our bolt with. At this point the car has become a convertible spider ready to take us along the coasts of Isla Bianca.
AUTOMOBILEFrank Meier, 1934
In mixing-glass: a dash of Orange Bitters, one-third each of Italian Vermouth, Gin & Scotch Whisky, stir well and serve.
One serving of Automobile contains 187 calories.