So So Cocktail

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (13 ratings)

Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Garnish:

Float (dehydrated) apple slice

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
1 fl oz Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
1/2 fl oz Calvados / apple brandy / straight applejack
1/6 fl oz Grenadine/pomegranate syrup
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Review:

This beautifully balanced, delicately herbal cocktail is so much more than just so-so.

History:

The "So So Cocktail" appears in Harry MacElhone's's 1923 Harry of Ciro's ABC Of Mixing Cocktails where he credits this drink to "Mr P. Soso, the popular manager of Kit-Kat Club, London."

So So Cocktail.
1/6 Grenadine,
1/6 Calvados,
1/3 Cinzano Vermouth,
1/3 Gin.
(Invented by Mr, P. Soso, the popular manager of Ciro's Club, London.

Harry MacElhone, 1923

MacElhone's recipe is repeated verbatim in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book but with MacElhone's stipulation for "Cinzano Vermouth" becoming non-brand specific "Italian vermouth".

SO-SO COCKTAIL.
1/6 Grenadine.
1/6 Calvados.
1/3 Italian Vermouth.
1/3 Gin.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of So So Cocktail contains 159 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 24.53% alc./vol. (49.06° proof)
  • 19.6 grams of pure alcohol
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