American Beauty (by David Embury)

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Martini glass
Measuring jigger
Fine sieve


There are approximately 230 calories in one serving of American Beauty (by David Embury).

Styles & Flavours


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Serve in a

Martini glass


Rose petal

How to make:

SHAKE first 6 ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass. Then use the back of a spoon to help FLOAT red wine over drink.

2 12 fl oz Cognac VSOP
12 fl oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry
12 fl oz Giffard Menthe Pastille
12 fl oz Freshly squeezed orange juice
12 fl oz Giffard Grenadine Syrup
14 fl oz Shiraz red wine
34 fl oz Chilled water

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Our Comment:

Both fresh and refreshing. A subtle hint of peppermint gives zing to this cognac-based cocktail.


When served in a tall glass with crushed ice this is called an American Beauty Punch.


Adapted from a recipe in David A. Embury's 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

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