Doctor No. 2

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (4 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
1 1/4 fl oz Swedish Punsch liqueur
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
2 drop Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)
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Review:

Funky notes from Swedish punch vie with piney gin, freshened by zesty lemon.

Variant:

In his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, David A. Embury says, "There are numerous recipes for this drink. Here are several. Shake well with cracked ice.
Doctor No. 1 Equal parts of lime juice and Swedish Punch.
Doctor No. 2 Equal parts of lemon juice, Swedish Punch, and gin. This is also known as the Greta Garbo.
Doctor No. 3 One part lemon juice, 1 part orange juice, 2 parts Swedish Punch.
Doctor No. 4 One part lime juice, 2 parts Jamaican rum, 3 parts Swedish Punch."

History:

David A. Embury's 1948 Fine Art of Mixing Drinks lists a cocktail called a Doctor No.2 (consisting of equal parts lemon juice, Swedish Punch and gin) and states, "This is also known as a Gretta Garbo." Not anymore, it's not! A Gretta Garbo is a very different, rum-based cocktail.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 19.8% alc./vol. (39.6° proof)
  • 17.8 grams of pure alcohol
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