The Savoy Project Day Nine – Albertine Cocktail
The Savoy Project is an online chronicle of Cocktails, 365 editor Mark A. Vierthaler’s quest to make every single cocktail in The Savoy Cocktail Book. Each recipe contains the original recipe as it appeared in the book, as well as which brand Mark used in parenthesis next to the ingredient.
- (For Six People)
- 2 Glasses Kirsch (Clear Creek Kirschwasser)
- 2 Glasses Cointreau
- 2 Glasses Chartreuse
- A Few Drops Maraschino (Luxardo)
One of the first of several recipes within The Savoy Cocktail Book meant for larger groups. You also begin to realize that while classic cocktails called for lots of booze, they weren’t the massive-ass martini-shaped punch bowls that we’re so used to drinking with these days.
A “Glass” is typically 2 ounces of a spirit. That means that this is actually only a six-ounce drink that is supposed to be divided between six people.
Make sure you don’t substitute cherry brandy (like Cherry Herring or the viscous “brandy” mixers) for the Kirsch. Kirsch is essentially moonshine made from fruit – powerful, dry, and fruity. It’s this powerful bite from the Kirsch that balances out the other sweet and herbal bits in the cocktail.