Button Hook

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (9 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

None

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chill glass.

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Review:

Brandy-led with supporting and influential crème de menthe and apricot brandy, freshened and rounded by absinthe and carciofo amaro.

History:

Adapted from recipes in Hugo R. Ensslin's 1917 Recipes for Mixed Drinks (2nd Edition) (It may have also appeared in his 1916 first edition) and Crosby Gaige's 1944 The Standard Cocktail Guide by Jason E. Clapham in 2013. The original recipe specifies equal parts and omits Clapham's all-important addition of Cynar.


BUTTON HOOK COCKTAIL

¼ White Crème de Menthe
¼ Apricot Brandy
¼ Absinthe
¼ Brandy
Shake well in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain and serve in a wine glass.

Hugo R. Ensslin, Recipes for Mixed Drinks, 1917


BUTTON HOOK COCKTAIL

1/2 ounce Crème de Menthe (White)
1/2 ounce Apricot Brandy
1/2 ounce Absinthe Substitute
1/2 ounce Brandy
Shake well with cracked ice.

Crosby Gaige, The Standard Cocktail Guide, 1944

Nutrition:

One serving of Button Hook contains 215 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.9 standard drinks
  • 29.43% alc./vol. (58.86° proof)
  • 26.7 grams of pure alcohol
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