1/4 Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth (3/4 oz)
1/8 Bols Curaçao (3/8 oz Pierre Ferrand)
1/8 Lemon Juice (3/8 oz)
1/8 Grenadine (3/8 oz)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added a lemon twist.
Two weeks ago, I decided to make the Sky Scraper, an original recipe from the Café Royal Cocktail Book. By the time the book was published in 1937, the sky scraper was not a new phenomenon. Between the introduction of Elisha Otis' safety elevator in 1852 and the perfection of steel skeleton constructions in the 1880s that could outdo standard masonry, there were plenty of sky scrapers in the 1930s across the world. At the time of publication, the world's tallest sky scraper was the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet which held the record for 40 years. Perhaps tall buildings with glorious views are plenty of reason to raise a glass and toast the modern world.