Chanticleer Cocktail

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1 1/2 fl oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry
1/2 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1/2 fl oz Pasteurised egg white
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Review:

Clean, crisp, and fresh - gin-laced orange zesty citrus with herbal vermouth mellowed by smoothing egg white.

Variant:

Another version of the Chanticleer calls for 60ml Gin, 30ml Lemon juice, 15ml Raspberry syrup, and egg white, dry shaken and strained into an ice-fille old-fashioned glass.

History:

Recipe adapted from Albert Stevens Crockett's 1935 The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book which originally calls for "orange gin" rather than an orange liqueur. Crockett says the drink "celebrated the local opening of Edmond Rostand's Chanticler".

Edmond Rostand was a French poet and dramatist, best known for his play Cyrano de Bergerac. First released in 1910, Chantecler (correct spelling) is a story where the characters are based on barnyard animals, and whose eponymous protagonist is a rooster who believes that his song makes the sun rise.

By all accounts, the cocktail is rather better than the play. Incidentally, the Chantecler is actually a breed of chicken developed in the early 20th century by Brother Wilfred Chantelain, a Trappist monk at the Abbey of Notre-Dame du Lac in Canada.

CHANTICLEER
One-half Orange Gin
One-half French Vermouth
White of oner Egg
Add a Cock's Comb if desired)
Celebrated the local opening of Edmond Rostand's Chanticler.

Albert Stevens Crockett, 1935

Nutrition:

One serving of Chanticleer Cocktail contains 164 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 20.74% alc./vol. (41.48° proof)
  • 21.8 grams of pure alcohol
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