Rose (French style) No. 1

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Serve in

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Skewered Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

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

1 2/3 fl oz Gin
5/6 fl oz Heering Cherry Liqueur
5/6 fl oz Strucchi Dry Vermouth
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AKA:

Rose du Roy

Review:

A two-to-one Dry Martini sweetened and flavoured with one-part cherry brandy.

History:

This cocktail appears in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book as "Rose Cocktail (French Style No. 1.)" and also, with slightly less gin, in the 1929 book Cocktails de Paris as "Rose du Roy" where it is credited to a bartender named Charles from the Pavillon Henry IV hotel in St-Germain, Paris. The notation also says this cocktail won the Cup of Honour at the Professional Bartenders Championship held in Paris on 2nd February 1929.

ROSE COCKTAIL (FRENCH STYLE NO. 1.)
¼ Cherry Brandy.
¼ French Vermouth.
½ Dry Gin.
Stir well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Rose du Roy
3/10 Cherry-Rocher
3/10 Vermouth français
4/10 Gordon;s dry gin
1 tombée de Kirsch Jacobert, 1 cerise
Charles, du « Pavillon Henri IV » à St-Germain. Coupe d'honneur au Championnat des Barmen professionnels dispute à Paris le 2 fevrier 1929.

Cocktails de Paris, 1929

Nutrition:

220 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 25.2% alc./vol. (50.4° proof)
  • 25.2 grams of pure alcohol
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