Saturday, June 5, 2021

cameo kirby cocktail

50% Dry Gin (1 oz Beefeater)
50% Dry Vermouth (1 oz Noilly Prat)
2 tsp Raspberry Syrup (1/2 oz)
Juice 1/2 Lime (1/2 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Saturdays ago, I opened up the 1933 edition of Jack's Manual and spotted the Cameo Kirby Cocktail named after the 1923 black and white silent film. The recipe reminded me of a Clover Club minus the egg white and with a different citrus and perhaps the Florida minus the bitters and with a different citrus. Once assembled, the Cameo Kirby welcomed the nose with a pine and raspberry bouquet. Next, lime and berry notes on the sip morphed into gin, herbal, and raspberry flavors on the swallow.

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