Doctor No. 1

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Discerning Drinkers (7 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lime zest twist

How to make:

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

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Review:

Lime combines well with the aromatic spices in Swedish punch.

Variant:

Doctor - equal parts light rum and Swedish punch with a barspoon of both lemon and orange juice.
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:

A recipe for a Doctor Cocktail made with Swedish punch and lime juice first appears in Hugo R. Ensslin's 1917 Recipes for Mixed Drinks (2nd Edition) (It may have also appeared in his 1916 first edition.)

DOCTOR COCKTAIL
1 jigger Cederlund's Punch
Juice 1 lime
Shake well in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain into cocktail glass and serve very cold.

Hugo R. Ensslin, Recipes for Mixed Drinks, 1917

The Doctor cocktail, comprising Swedish punch and lime juice, also features in William James "Billy" Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Bar Book and The UKGB's Approved Cocktails, published the same year and to which he also contributed.

Doctor
2/3 Swedish Punch.
1/3 Lemon or fresh Lime Juice.
Shake and strain into cocktail glass.

W. J. Tarling, Café Royal Cocktail Book Coronation Edition, 1946

Alcohol content:

  • 0.9 standard drinks
  • 12.91% alc./vol. (25.82° proof)
  • 12.6 grams of pure alcohol
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The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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