May 29, 2013 (Day 20) – Arnaud’s Special Cocktail
This cocktail originally appeared in Bottoms Up by Ted Saucier in 1951.
- 2 oz scotch
- 1 oz Dubonnet Rouge
- 3 dashes orange bitters
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnished with an orange twist.
As Ted Haigh notes in his excellent tome Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails – one of these little ditties hasn’t been mixed up at Arnaud’s for decades.
This is a scotch cocktail for scotch drinkers. Don’t expect those uninitiated into peat to enjoy it.