Trilby No.1

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Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

Whisky and sweet vermouth are a commonplace and harmonious pairing, here with floral notes from parfait amour, aromatised and toned by absinthe and orange bitters.

History:

The first known recipe for a Trilby cocktail appears in Harry Johnson's 1900 Bartender's Manual.

TRILBY COCKTAIL.
(Use a large bar glass.)
Fill up with shaved ice;
2 dashes of absinthe;
2 or 3 dashes of orange bitters;
2 or 3 dashes "Parafait d'Amour;"
½ wine glass of Scotch whiskey;
½ wine glass of Italian vermouth;
Stir up well with a spoon; strain into cocktail glass, putting in cherries, and squeeze a piece of lemon peel on top, then serve.

Harry Johnson, 1900

Nutrition:

One serving of Trilby No.1 contains 144 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 24.19% alc./vol. (48.38° proof)
  • 17.7 grams of pure alcohol
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