Marconi

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Discerning Drinkers (12 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist expressed and discarded. Adorn with an apple slice/wedge on the rim or float a dehydrated apple slice.

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Calvados / apple brandy / straight applejack
2/3 fl oz Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
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Review:

Calvados shines in this spirit-forward nightcap that, despite convention, is perhaps better on the rocks.

History:

Named after Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi (1874 – 1937), an Italian electrical engineer and inventor who's best-known for creating a radio wave-based wireless telegraph system and is credited for being the inventor of radio.

Recipe adapted from Jacques Straub's 1913 Manual of Mixed Drinks.

MARCONI COCKTAIL.
⅓ Jigger French Vermouth.
⅔ Jigger Apple Brandy.
Shake.

Jacques Straub, Manual of Mixed Drinks, 1913

Notably, the Marconi also appears in William James "Billy" Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Bar Book.

MARCONI
⅓ Martini Sweet Vermouth.
⅔ Calvados.
Mix.

William J. Tarling, Café Royal Bar Book, 1937

Nutrition:

One serving of Marconi contains 175 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 28.81% alc./vol. (57.62° proof)
  • 23.1 grams of pure alcohol
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