Waldorf Cocktail No.2

Waldorf Cocktail No.2 image

Serve in

Martini glass...
2 fl oz Swedish Punsch liqueur
fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
¾ fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
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How to make:

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

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

Comment:

Lime works better than lemon but like the Astor, using a combination of lime and lemon makes for a better drink.

Variant:

Astor

About:

This is the later of the two versions of this vintage cocktail from New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It appears in the 1939 Café Royale book and in the 1955 'United Kingdom Bartender's Book'. Both books offer a choice between using lemon or lime juice. The original recipe calls for two parts Swedish punch to one part gin but with the punches I've tried this makes for an overly sweet drink.

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