American Beauty (by David Embury)

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Serve in

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Float mint leaf or red rose petal

How to make:

SHAKE first 5 ingredients with CRUSHED ICE and fine strain into chilled glass. FLOAT red wine on surface of cocktail.

2 fl oz Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac
1/2 fl oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry
1/2 fl oz Giffard Menthe Pastille white crème de menthe
1/2 fl oz Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Giffard Grenadine syrup
1/6 fl oz Claret red wine
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Review:

Both fresh and refreshing. A subtle hint of peppermint gives zing to this cognac-based cocktail.

Variant:

When served in a tall glass with crushed ice this is called an American Beauty Punch.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in David A. Embury's 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

AMERICAN BEAUTY
1 part French Vermouth
1 part Grenadine
1 part White Creme de Menthe
1 part Orange Juice
4 parts Cognac
Shake well with crushed ice. Float 1 teaspoonful claret on top of each drink.
This drink is sometimes served in a tall glass filled with crushed ice and then called American Beauty Punch.

David A. Embury, 1948

Nutrition:

195 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 19.94% alc./vol. (39.88° proof)
  • 24.9 grams of pure alcohol
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