Tuesday, February 5, 2019


1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin (Tanqueray)
3/4 oz Pimm's No. 1
3/4 oz Dubonnet Rouge (Byrrh)
3 dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist.

While reading Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller's The Deans of Drink book about Harry Johnson and Harry Craddock, I spotted an interesting tribute drink to Harry Craddock. Technically the drink crafted by Blair Fordelius of GoodSpiritsNews was in honor of Gilbert Rumbold who did the art deco illustrations to Craddock's 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. The combination of gin, Pimm's, and a bitter-herbal ingredient reminded me of the Black Friar Tea while still retaining the feel of something from England in the 1930s (however, it reminds me more of recipes from the Café Royal Cocktail Book more than the Savoy Cocktail Book itself).
In the glass, the Rumbold welcomed the nose with orange and juniper notes. Next, grape and berry fruitiness on the sip led into gin and herbal flavors on the swallow with a quinine finish.

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