Waldorf Cocktail No.1

Waldorf Cocktail No.1 image
Serve in
a Martini glass...
2 shot Bourbon whiskey
1 shot Martini Rosso vermouth BUY
shot La Fee Parisienne absinthe BUY
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters BUY
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How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

Comment:

A Sweet Manhattan dried by the merest hint of bitter absinthe.

Origin:

The eponymous cocktail from the Waldorf Hotel occupied a site on New York's Fifth Avenue. The Empire State Building now stands occupies the hotel's original site and a landmark Art-Deco building at 301 Park Avenue has long been known as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Consisting of equal parts whiskey (probably originally rye whiskey), sweet vermouth and absinthe with a dash of bitters. This is the earlier of the two classic versions of this vintage cocktail which appeared in Jacques Straub's 1914 book Drinks' and later in A. S. Crockett's 1935 The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book.

We adapted this recipe to suit modern palates and ingredients.

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