Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Allies Cocktail

Source:  Recipes for Mixed Drinks page:  6
1/2 French vermouth

Ingredient: French vermouth

Also Known As:  Dry vermouth, White vermouth What it is:  Vermouth

Fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinnamon, marjoram and chamomile.

Substitution:  vermouth

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1/2 gin (London Dry)

Ingredient: gin (London Dry)

What it is:  Gin
Now the most common style of gin. London dry gin is made by taking a neutral grain spirit and redistilling after the botanicals are added. In addition to juniper, it is usually made with amounts of citrus botanicals like lemon and bitter orange peel. Other botanicals that may be used include anise, angelica root and seed, orris root, licorice root, cinnamon, cubeb, savory, lime peel, grapefruit peel, dragon eye, saffron, baobab, frankincense, coriander, nutmeg and cassia bark.

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calls for English Gin
2 dash Kümmel

Ingredient: Kümmel

Also Known As:  Kimmel What it is:  Liqueur

A sweet, colorless liqueur flavored with caraway seed, cumin, and fennel. According to the Dutch, kümmel liqueur was first distilled in Holland during the late 16th century by Lucas Bols. It was then taken to Germany and Russia; the latter is now the principal producer and consumer of kümmel.

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calls for Russian Kummel

Stir well in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain and serve.