Coronation Cocktail No.1

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Discerning Drinkers (55 ratings)

Serve in

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon (or orange) zest twist expressed and discarded, plus garnish with a skewered olive

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Fino sherry
1 1/2 fl oz Strucchi Dry Vermouth
1/6 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
2 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
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Review:

Dry and wonderfully aromatic with faint notes of almond from the fino sherry and delicately fruity maraschino. Delicious.

History:

Created for or soon after the Coronation of England's King Edward VII who became King on 22 January 1901, upon the death of his mother, Queen Victoria. His Coronation was set for 26 June 1902 but, just two days before, an emergency operation required for an attack of appendicitis forced the investiture to be postponed until 9 August 1902.

The Coronation Cocktail first appears in Charles S. Mahoney's 1905 The Hoffman House Bartender's Guide where it is credited to Joseph Rose of Murry Bros.' Café in Newark, New Jersey, USA. The date of its creation is not given but the cocktail won second prize in the 1903 Police Gazette Bartenders' Contest.

Coronation Cocktail.
The drink, arranged by Joseph Rose, of Murry Bros.' Café, 184 Market Street, Newark, N. J., won second prize in the Police Gazette Bartenders' Contest for 1903.

Use Mixing Glass.
Fill half with cracked ice.
Two dashes Maraschino.
Tree dashes orange biters.
One pony French Vermouth.
One gill dry sherry.
Stir well, strain into cocktail glass, add olive and twist lemon peel on top.

Charles S. Mahoney, 1905

Our recipe adapted from Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

CORONATION COCKTAIL.
(No. 1.)

½ Sherry.
½ French vermouth.
1 Dash Maraschino.
2 Dashes Orange Bitters.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

93 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 0.9 standard drinks
  • 13.69% alc./vol. (27.38° proof)
  • 13.1 grams of pure alcohol
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