Defender Cocktail

Difford's Guide
User Rating (17 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Old Tom gin
1 1/2 fl oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
1/6 fl oz Crème Yvette liqueur
1 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
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Review:

One of those drinks where the bitter oils from the orange zest twist are crucial to its fine balance.

History:

Adapted from Albert Stevens Crockett's 1931 Old Waldorf Bar Days which explains, "The name of an American yacht which took care of one of Sir Thomas Lipton's early but seemingly endless Shamrocks". [Shamrock being the name of Sir Thomas Lipton's fleet of America's Cup racing yachts.]

Nutrition:

One serving of Defender Cocktail contains 170 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 23.32% alc./vol. (46.64° proof)
  • 22.2 grams of pure alcohol
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