Don't Give Up The Ship

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (27 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

Fernet's assertive herbal notes brilliantly interlace this Sweet Orange Martini.

History:

Jason E. Clapham of the St. Edward's MCR, Oxford, rejuvenated this long lost classic from 1941 book, Crosby Gaige's Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion and says, "The name appears to be a patriotic reference to a naval engagement in the War of 1812 between Britain and the U.S.." I've used Jason's recipe but with Dubonnet, as per the original recipe, while Jason holds that "it works far better with vermouth", specifying Carpano Antica. Jason also specifies Fernet Menta.

Don't Give Up The Ship
1½ jiggers Dry Gin
Dash of Fernet Branca
Dash of Curaçao
Dash of Dubonnet
Shake thoroughly with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon juice.

Crosby Gaige, 1941

Nutrition:

One serving of Don't Give Up The Ship contains 163 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 30.5% alc./vol. (61° proof)
  • 25.3 grams of pure alcohol
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