August 12, 2013 (Day 95) – Green Room
Tonight let’s head back to a book we haven’t cracked in a while – the delightfully bare-bones post-prohibition How to Mix Cocktails by Bill Edwards.
Equal parts delightful and frustrating because it offers no preparation tips – just ingredients. Now, admittedly, the front of the book does caution “Stirred cocktails are designated by an asterisk thus *”
But, truth be told, it’s pretty damn arbitrary.
At any rate, this one (according Mr. Bill’s random-ass thought process) is supposed to be shaken.
- 1 oz brandy
- 2 oz French (Dry) vermouth
- 2 dashes curaçao
Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and then strain into a martini glass.
You may be noticing that this is a shit-ton of vermouth. And you’d be right. There was a period in American cocktail culture were vermouth reigned supreme. Green Room is obviously a holdover from that bygone era where people just drank vermouth by the gallon. If you don’t like vermouth, steer clear of the Green Room.