Commodore No.1

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

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

2 fl oz Bacardi Gold rum
1/2 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)
1/6 fl oz Grenadine/pomegranate syrup (2:1)
1/2 fl oz Pasteurised egg white (or aquafaba)
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Review:

A smooth, sweet Daiquiri with flavoursome rum.

History:

The first of two Commodore cocktails in Albert S. Crockett's 1931 Old Waldorf Bar Days, both served frappé. In his book, Crockett says, "Named, according to Solon, after a man who was raking officer either of the New York Yacht Club or Larchmont Yacht Club. Anyhow, as there were two Commodore cocktails, there were enough to go around.
One-half teaspoon Sugar
One dash Lemon juice
White of one Egg
One drink of Bacardi Rum
One dash of Grenadine
One dash of Raspberry Syrup
Frappé
"

See Crockett's Commodore No.2 recipe.

Our recipe is adapted from David A. Embury's 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, where he writes, "Another version of the Commodore calls for whisky instead of rum, omits the egg white, and uses orange bitters in place of the grenadine. Obviously, the two Commodores command two different fleets."

Embury is perhaps referring to the "Commodore Cocktail" recipe in Harry McElhone's 1922 Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails or in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book, both whisk(e)y based.

Commodore Cocktail.
1 teaspoonful Gomme Syrup, 2 dashes Orange Bitters, Juice of half a Lime, glass of Rye Whisky.
Recipe by Phil Gross, Cincinnati, O.

Harry McElhone, 1922

COMMODORE COCKTAIL.
1 Teaspoon Syrup
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
The Juice of ½ Lime or ¼ Lemon
1 Glass Canadian Club Whiskey
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of Commodore No.1 contains 164 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 18.88% alc./vol. (37.76° proof)
  • 19.4 grams of pure alcohol
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