Turf Club Cocktail (Johnson's recipe)

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

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Garnish:

Lemon zest twist (discarded) & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

Despite the maraschino liqueur this Martini-style cocktail is dry and punchy.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Harry Johnson's 1900 Bartenders' Manual.

Turf Cocktail.
(Use a large bar glass.)
¾ full of shave ice;
2 or 3 dashes of orange bitters;
2 or 3 dashes of maraschino;
2 dashes of absinthe;
½ wine glass of French vermouth;
½ wine glass of Plymouth gin;
Stir up well with a spoon, strain into a cocktail glass, putting in a medium-size olive; and serve.

Harry Johnson, 1900

Turf Club cocktail history

Nutrition:

One serving of Turf Club Cocktail (Johnson's recipe) contains 167 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 26.04% alc./vol. (52.08° proof)
  • 25.6 grams of pure alcohol
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