Mar 192016

Duke of Marlborough CocktailThis week’s vintage cocktail is courtesy of The Buckstone Book of Cocktails, ca 1925. As vintage cocktails go, it’s slightly less intoxicating than most, being made with vermouth and sherry.

1/2 Sherry
1/2 Italian vermouth
3 dashes orange bitters

Shake and strain.

It’s quite good, though it reminds me of some sort of pre-bottled apéritif.

I have no idea which D of M is supposed to have inspired this, but I shall pretend it is a tribute to the one and only miserly military genius John Churchill, as he is the only Duke of Marlborough who counts in my book.


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