Hotel Georgia Cocktail

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist &/or dust with freshly grated nutmeg

How to make:

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

1 5/6 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
5/12 fl oz Giffard Orgeat Syrup
2/3 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
6 drop Orange flower/blossom water
2/3 fl oz Pasteurised egg white
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Review:

An almond gin sour with orange flower water adding a delicate floral note. Lighter and more pleasing than the recipe might suggest.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Ted Saucier's 1951 Bottoms Up. The original calls for 1oz (30ml) orgeat syrup, which we guess was made to a light 1:1 ratio rather than the richer 2:1 used in the recipe above. Interestingly, Saucier specifies to dry shake, saying "Shake well before adding ice. This gives a nice 'top.'" (I prefer to reverse dry shake as specified in my recipe above.) Saucier's 1951 instruction to dry shake this cocktail is the first known reference to the use of this technique.

The historic 12-story Hotel Georgia opened in downtown Vancouver in 1927 but its signature cocktail, thought to have been created in the mid-1940s, doesn't appear in print until 1951 in Saucier's book. The hotel was refurbished and reopened in 2011 as the Rosewood Hotel Georgia with its original 313 rooms reduced to 155. The hotel is number 11158 in the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

HOTEL GEORGIA
Courtesy, Hotel Georgia, Vancouver
2 parts gin
1 part orgeat sirup
½ part lemon juice
10 drops orange flower water
1 egg white (or whole egg, if required)
Shake well before adding ice. This gives a nice "top." Then add ice to chill, and serve in cocktail glass.

Ted Saucier, 1951

Nutrition:

One serving of Hotel Georgia Cocktail contains 174 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 17.72% alc./vol. (35.44° proof)
  • 19.1 grams of pure alcohol
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