A.B.C. Cocktail

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Discerning Drinkers (15 ratings)

Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

7 fresh Mint leaves
1 fl oz Tawny port
1 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
1/4 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
1/6 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
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Review:

Wonderfully delicate. Mint gives subtle freshness to the classic port and brandy combo.

History:

Not to be confused with the earlier and quite different cocktail of the same name which appears in the 1929 book, Cocktails de Paris Présentés Par RIP. This version, the one that has found longevity, first appears in the 1935 menu cocktail book Bar la Florida Cocktails.

A B C COCKTAIL
1/2 Oporto Wine.
1/2 Fine Cognac.
1/3 Maraschino.
1 Dash angostura.
Several sprigs peppermint.
½ Teaspoon of sugar.
Plenty ice in a glass of 6 oz.
Shake a little and serve with 2 cherries.

Bar la Florida Cocktails, 1935

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 22.69% alc./vol. (45.38° proof)
  • 16.5 grams of pure alcohol
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Easy Jigger image

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The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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