Serve in aCoupe glass
Orange zest twist
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
|1 1/2 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|1/4 fl oz||Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac|
|3/4 fl oz||Noilly Prat Extra Dry|
|3/4 fl oz||Martini Rosso sweet vermouth|
|2 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
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A very wet gin martini dried with a splash of cognac and two dashes of bitters.
Also known as Delmonico No. 1, Cocktail historian, David Wondrich, says it's probable this cocktail originated soon after the Delmonico restaurant near Madison Square opened in 1876. In his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, David Embury describes a Delmonico Special as "merely a Medium Martini with 1 teaspoon of brandy to each drink and a twist of orange peel."
One serving of Delmonico Special contains 169 calories.