Sidney (or St. Moritz)

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Garnish:

Skewered olive

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a large cube or chunk of block ice).

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Review:

In his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks David A. Embury says, "At the St. Moritz Hotel this drink is served in Old-Fashioned glasses." It's spirit-forward, so benefits from the added dilution of being served on-the-rocks rather than straight-up.

Variant:

Williams

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Cocktails by "Jimmy" Late of Ciro's published in London in 1930.

SIDNEY
3 parts Rye Whisky
2 parts Yellow Chartreuse
1 part French Vermouth
Serve with an olive or cherry.

Cocktails by "Jimmy" Late of Ciro's, 1930

This cocktail also appears, listed as "Sidney or St. Moritz" in David A. Embury's 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

SIDNEY or ST. MORITZ
Dry Manhattan with 1 dash orange bitters and 2 or 3 dashes Chartreuse to each drink. Stir. At the St. Moritz Hotel this drink is served in Old-Fashioned glasses. Some recipes call for equal parts of Chartreuse and French vermouth.

David A. Embury, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, 1948

Nutrition:

One serving of Sidney (or St. Moritz) contains 219 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 2.3 standard drinks
  • 35.03% alc./vol. (70.06° proof)
  • 31.5 grams of pure alcohol
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