Bamboo (Savoy's 1930 recipe)

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (19 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Toasted almonds

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Fino sherry
3/4 fl oz Strucchi Dry Vermouth
3/4 fl oz Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
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Review:

The simplest, one of the best and dryest renditions of the Bamboo cocktail. It may be simple but the combination of vermouth and fino makes for a fabulously complex cocktail.

Variant:

Bamboo Cocktail (Difford's 'classic' recipe) with 2 parts fino sherry to 2 parts split vermouths.
Bamboo Cocktail (Stuart's 1904 recipe) with 2 parts fino sherry to 1 sweet vermouth.
Bamboo Cocktail (Boothby's 1908 recipe) with equal parts dry vermouth and fino sherry, 2 dash orange bitters and 2 drops Angostura bitters.
Bamboo Cocktail (Joaquín Simó's recipe) with equal parts fino sherry and dry vermouth sweetened with a splash of sugar syrup.
Bamboo Cocktail (Difford's Perfect recipe) with 1½ parts fino sherry, 1 sweet vermouth and ¾ dry vermouth.
Bamboo Cocktail (with Palo Cortado Sherry) with 2 parts Palo Cortado sherry to 1 dry vermouth
Bamboo Cocktail (with triple-sec) with equal parts fino sherry and dry vermouth with a splash of triple sec liqueur.

History:

Adapted from Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

BAMBOO COCKTAIL.
¼ French Vermouth.
¼ Italian Vermouth.
½ Dry Sherry.
Stir well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Bamboo cocktail history.

Nutrition:

One serving of Bamboo (Savoy's 1930 recipe) contains 90 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 0.9 standard drinks
  • 13.56% alc./vol. (27.12° proof)
  • 12.2 grams of pure alcohol
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