Saratoga Cocktail

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (32 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Retro Coupe Engraved 7.75oz

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (or Luxardo Maraschino cherry)

How to make:

THROW (or stir) all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

This brandy-influenced Sweet Manhattan is best mixed by throwing and enjoyed when the odd bubble still rests on its surface.

History:

Recipe adapted from Jerry Thomas' 1887 The Bar-tenders Guide (it does not appear in 1862 or 1876 editions).

This cocktail takes its name from Saratoga Springs, a city in New York State, USA which became a popular resort town due to its natural mineral springs and the Saratoga and Schenectady Railroad which opened in 1832. Hotels sprung up and Saratoga became "the 19th century's east coast equivalent of Las Vegas." In its heyday, the city's Grand Union Hotel was the largest in the world.

Nutrition:

One serving of Saratoga Cocktail contains 177 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.9 standard drinks
  • 30% alc./vol. (60° proof)
  • 27.2 grams of pure alcohol
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Easy Jigger image

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The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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