RAC Cocktail

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Discerning Drinkers (31 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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AKA:

R.A.C. Special Cocktail

Review:

A one-to-one Perfect Martini with extra grenadine sweetness and orange bitters adding complexity.

History:

The house cocktail at the Royal Automobile Club in London's Pall Mall. King Edward VII awarded this private members' club its royal title in 1907.

Adapted from a recipe in the 1933 The Green Cocktail Book written by the mysterious" Jimmy".

R.A.C.
2 parts Dry Gin.
1 part French Vermouth
1 part Italian Vermouth
1 dash Grenadine per cocktail
1 dash Orange Bitters per cocktail
Squeeze a piece of orange peel on top, and serve with a cherry.

The Green Cocktail Book by Jimmy, 1932

The R.A.C. also appears in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

R.A.C. SPECIAL COCKTAIL.
2 Dashes Orange Bitters.
¼ French Vermouth.
¼ Italian Vermouth.
½ Dry Gin.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze orange peel on top.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of RAC Cocktail contains 176 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 24.06% alc./vol. (48.12° proof)
  • 24.7 grams of pure alcohol
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