Honolulu Cocktail No.2

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Discerning Drinkers (26 ratings)

Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Garnish:

Skewered Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

Originally made with equal parts gin, Bénédictine and maraschino but better balanced with a tad more gin. (If making with equal parts this is a slightly sweet old-school after-dinner cocktail is best served on-the-rocks.)

History:

The Honolulu appears in Hugo R Ensslin's 1917 Recipes for Mixed Drinks but is better known and gained its "No.2" moniker when repeated by Harry Craddock in his 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

HONOLULU COCKTAIL.
1/3 Gin
1/3 Maraschino
1/3 Benedictine.
Shake well in a mixing glass with cracked ice strain and serve.

Hugo R. Ensslin, 1917

Adapted from a recipe in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

HONOLULU COCKTAIL. (No. 1.)
1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
1 Dash Orange Juice.
1 Dash Pineapple Juice.
1 Dash Lemon Juice.
1 Glass Dry Gin.
A little Powdered Sugar.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

HONOLULU COCKTAIL. (No. 2.)
⅓ Maraschino.
⅓ Gin.
⅓ Bénédictine.
A little Powdered Sugar.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 26.88% alc./vol. (53.76° proof)
  • 16.2 grams of pure alcohol
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