Astor

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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 1/4 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1 fl oz Swedish Punsch liqueur
1/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 fl oz Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
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Review:

Citrus and the tang of Swedish punch add a distinctive flavour to gin in this tasty vintage cocktail.

History:

Recipe adapted from Albert Stevens Crockett's 1931 The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book where the recipe is accompanied by a notation as to who or what this cocktail is named after, citing "John Jacob" or "William Waldorf", both members of the Astor family, a wealthy American family whose fortune originated in the fur trade and became centred on New York City real estate investments.

John Jacob Astor IV (1864-1912) was the real estate magnate who built New York's Astoria Hotel, "the world's most luxurious hotel" and died as the richest passenger when the RMS Titanic sunk.

William Waldorf "Willy" Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (1848-1919) was John Jacob's cousin and rival who built the original Waldorf Hotel next door to his cousin's hotel. The combined complex became known as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

ASTOR
Perhaps after John Jacob of that name; perhaps after William Waldorf, his cousin; however, chances are, it was originated either at the old Astor House or the Astor Hotel, and took its name from its bar of nativity.
One dash of Lemon Juice
Pone dash of Orange Juice
One jigger of Gin
One jigger of Swedish Punsch

Albert Stevens Crockett, 1931

Nutrition:

There are approximately 157 calories in one serving of Astor.

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