Monday, October 18, 2021

van lee cocktail

50% Dry Gin (1 1/2 oz Bombay Dry)
40% Dubonnet (1 1/4 oz)
10% Scotch (1/4 oz Laphroaig 10 Year)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Mondays ago, I began leafing through my 1933 reprint of Jack's Manual when I came across the Van Lee Cocktail. The combination made me think of Audrey Saunders' Dreamy Dorini Smoking Martini that I was reminded about in a recent article, except this was the smoky version of a Zaza. The Van Lee once prepared showcased a smoke and plum bouquet to the nose. Next, grape and plum notes mingled on the sip, and the swallow proffered gin, peat smoke, and herbal-fruity flavors.

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