Olympic

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Discerning Drinkers (75 ratings)

Serve in

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

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

1 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
1 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1 fl oz Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
1 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura (optional)
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Review:

The perfect balance of cognac and orange.

Variant:

Olympic Class

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

OLYMPIC COCKTAIL.
1/3 Orange Juice.
1/3 Curacao.
1/3 Brandy.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

This cocktail is thought to have been named after the RMS Olympic, one of three Olympic-class liners almost identical Olympic-class ships built for the White Star Line. The other two, the Titanic and the Britannic became much better known due to their demise - the Titanic sank after colliding with an iceberg on her maiden voyage, while the Britannic, which never operated as a passenger ship, hit a mine and sank while serving as a hospital ship during the First World War. In contrast, the Olympic sailed for 24 years from 1911 to 1935, including as a troopship during the First World War, earning her the nickname Old Reliable. The Olympic was sold for scrap in April 1935.

Nutrition:

180 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 21.51% alc./vol. (43.02° proof)
  • 19.4 grams of pure alcohol
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