Blackthorn (English)

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in an

Italesse Presidente Wormwood

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

A sloe berry-influenced Sweet Martini and if making without dry vermouth (as per a Sweet Martini) then:
30ml (1oz) Dry gin
30ml (1oz) Sloe gin
15ml (½oz) Rosso (sweet) vermouth
1 dash Orange bitters

History:

A vintage classic whose origins are unknown. This recipe is adapted from one of five different Blackthorn variations in Stanley M. Jones' 1977 Jones' Complete Barguide.

BLACKTHORN
Cocktail Glass Stir
Variation
1 oz gin
1 oz sloe gin
1/4 oz dry vermouth
1/4 oz sweet vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Lemon twist, cherry

Stanley M. Jones, 1977

Nutrition:

One serving of Blackthorn (English) contains 155 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 26.9% alc./vol. (53.8° proof)
  • 20.3 grams of pure alcohol
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