Tuesday, August 20, 2019


1 pony Dry Gin (1 1/2 oz Beefeater)
1/2 pony French Vermouth (3/4 oz Noilly Prat)
1 Egg White
2 dash Maraschino Liqueur (1/4 oz Luxardo)
1 tsp Syrup (1/4 oz Simple)
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Shake once without ice and once with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.
For the cocktail hour on Tuesday, I reached for W.C. Whitfield's 1939 Just Cocktails where I spotted the Snicker. The Snicker came across like an egg white-laden version of the Silver Cocktail so I was intrigued by the concept. Once prepared, the Snicker proffered a nutty cherry aroma from the Maraschino that led into a creamy sip with a hint of cherry. Next, the gin came through on the swallow along with herbal and cherry notes. Over, no great surprises here other than an egg white drink without the "sour" portion.

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