De Rigueur

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in an

UB Retro Coupe 1910

Garnish:

Grapefruit zest twist

How to make:

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

1 1/2 fl oz Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky
3/4 fl oz Grapefruit juice (pink)
3/4 fl oz Honey syrup (3 honey to 1 water)
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Review:

Delicately peaty Scotch whisky with rich rounding honey balancing tart zesty grapefruit. This recipe will stand a much bigger slug of bourbon, particularly if using a more mellow honey.

Variant:

When based on bourbon this becomes a Brown Derby.

History:

This recipe is adapted from Judge Jr.'s 1927 Here's How! where its name is spelt "De Riguer" with one 'u'.

De Riguer
Hark, ye lads! Here's the very latest drink! Three of these will knock you for a row of aspirins.
½ scotch;
¼ grapefruit juice;
¼ honey;
Cracked-ice.

Judge Jr., 1927

The same recipe (½ Whisky, ¼ grapefruit juice, ¼ honey) is repeated in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Nutrition:

One serving of De Rigueur contains 166 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1 standard drinks
  • 16.13% alc./vol. (32.26° proof)
  • 14.5 grams of pure alcohol
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