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Delmonico Cocktail

Chill cocktail glass. Shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Category Cocktail
Tags 1840-1880 (Cocktails Arrive), Aperitif
Proof 52.3
Strength 1.2 standard drinks
Glass Cocktail Glass
Temp Cold

Restaurants back in the 19th Century wanted to have a house cocktail to distinguish themselves from their competitors (this carries forwards to the present day).  Delmonico's restaurant in New York City created the Delmonico No. 1 as their house tipple.

I found this to be an excellent cocktail.  The botanicals in the gin swim well with the soft, aged Cognac yielding a Martini Special Cocktail or Martinez profile where the gin plays nicely with the other ingredients.  


 

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