Wednesday, February 4, 2015

marqueray cocktail

1 jigger Dry Gin (1 1/2 oz Tanqueray)
1/2 Lime Juice (1/2 oz)
2 dash Grenadine (1/2 oz)
1 dash Absinthe (1 bsp Butterfly)
1 Egg White

Shake once without the ice and once with the ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Mondays ago, I reached for my reprint of the 1934 A Life Time Collection Of 688 Recipes For Drinks and spotted an interesting egg white-laden Gin Sour accented with absinthe called the Marqueray Cocktail. The book gave no clue as to whom Marqueray was, but there is a 1920 book Marqueray's Duel written by Anthony Pryde that is perhaps the object of the tribute. Once prepared, the Marqueray Cocktail offered an absinthe aroma. A creamy lime sip shared fruity notes from the grenadine. Finally, smooth gin flavors on the swallow cleanly transitioned to light absinthe on the finish.

2 comments:

proper villain said...

you can also find this drink in Jacques Straub's 1914 "Drinks"

frederic said...

Checking Straub, it looks like it was ripped verbatim. Cheers!