Wiffin

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (26 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
2/3 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
2/3 fl oz Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
1 dash La Fée Parisienne absinthe
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Review:

A little dilution from a good stir helps tame this spirit-forward aperitivo or late-night sipper, which mellows and becomes more pleasurable as you sip.

History:

The Wiffin was kindly brought to our attention by Jason E. Clapham and is David Wondrich's interpretation of the un-named cocktail P. G. Wodehouse had in mind when he wrote a short story called The Passing of Ambrose. Wiffin is the surname of Ambrose, the protagonist).

Many fellows in his position-practically, you might say, saved at last from worse than death-would make a stiff whisky-and-soda. Ambrose, though he had no prejudice against whisky-and-soda, felt otherwise. It must be a cocktail. The cocktail of a lifetime. A cocktail that would ring down the ages, in which gin blended smoothly with Italian Vermouth and the spot of old brandy nestled like a trusting child against the dash of absinthe ...

P. G. Wodehouse, The Passing of Ambrose, 1928

Nutrition:

One serving of Wiffin contains 180 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 29.75% alc./vol. (59.5° proof)
  • 25.4 grams of pure alcohol
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