Sir Walter Cocktail

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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

157 Calories

Styles & Flavours

Bartender

Sir Walter Cocktail image

Serve in

Coupe

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

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

1 fl oz Bacardi Gold rum
1 fl oz Cognac VSOP
1/4 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1/4 fl oz Giffard Grenadine Syrup
1/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
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AKA:

Swalter

Review:

Spirit-forward with faint zesty tartness balanced by delicate rich red fruit sweetness.

History:

The Sir Walter (or Swalter) first appears in Harry MacElhone's 1927 Barflies and Cocktails and is repeated in other regarded tomes such as The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930).

Whether this cocktail honours Sir Walter Raleigh or Sir Walter Scott is a matter of conjuncture, but as MacElhone, who heralded from Dundee, Scotland, is thought to be the drinks' creator, many favour Scott as being the protagonist.

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