Sir Walter Cocktail

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

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

1 fl oz Bacardi Gold rum
1 fl oz Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac
1/4 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1/4 fl oz Grenadine/pomegranate syrup (2:1)
1/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
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AKA:

Swalter

Review:

Spirit-forward with faint zesty tartness balanced by delicate rich red fruit sweetness.

History:

The Sir Walter (or Swalter) first appears in Harry MacElhone's 1927 Barflies and Cocktails and is repeated in other regarded tomes such as The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930).

Whether this cocktail honours Sir Walter Raleigh or Sir Walter Scott is a matter of conjecture, but as MacElhone, who heralded from Dundee, Scotland, is thought to be the drinks' creator, many favour Scott as being the protagonist.

Sir WALTER COCKTAIL.
(Commonly known as the "Swalter" Cocktail.)
1 teaspoon of Grenadine, 1 teaspoon of Curaçao, 1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice, 1/3 Brandy, 1/3 Rum.
Shake well and strain.

Harry MacElhone, 1927

SIR WALTER COCKTAIL.
(Commonly known as the "Swalter.")
1 Teaspoon Grenadine.
1 Teaspoon Curaçao.
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice.
1/3 Brandy.
1/3 Rum.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of Sir Walter Cocktail contains 157 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 26.39% alc./vol. (52.78° proof)
  • 21.8 grams of pure alcohol
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