Cuff & Buttons

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Garnish:

Lime zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass.

2 fl oz Southern USA-style liqueur 40% (e.g. Southern Comfort)
2/3 fl oz Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
2/3 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
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History:

Adapted from a recipe in Lucius Beebe's 1946 Stork Club Bar Book

Cuff and Buttons:
juice of half lime
4 dashes of sweet vermouth
2 oz. Southern Comfort
Shake in a cocktail shaker, strain and serve chilled in 3 oz. glass.

Lucius Beebe, Stork Club Bar Book, 1946

Legend has it that Cuff & Buttons was the original name of Southern Comfort liqueur, created in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter by a bartender named Martin Wilkes Heron.

Whiskey was served straight from barrels which arrived in New Orleans from Tennessee down the Mississippi River, and in 1874, he started work to use this whiskey as a base for a liqueur. Lemon, lime, orange and cherry all grew locally, and New Orleans was a thriving port, so he also had access to spices such as Moroccan cinnamon and Mexican vanilla. When Heron launched his liqueur in 1889, there was already another popular liqueur on the market called Hats & Tails, so he named his liqueur Cuffs & Buttons.

Nutrition:

One serving of Cuff & Buttons contains 179 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 21.94% alc./vol. (43.88° proof)
  • 21.9 grams of pure alcohol
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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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