Size Matters

After Dinner

1/2 Cherry Brandy (1 oz Massenez Creme de Griotte)
1/2 Prunelle Brandy (1 oz homemade plum liqueur)
4 dashes lemon juice

Shake well and strain into a sherry glass.

After Dinner (Special)

1/2 Apricot Brandy (1 oz Vedrenne Liqueur de Abricot)
1/2 Curacao (1 oz Gran Gala Orange liqueur)

Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.

There are lots of these “After Dinner” type cocktails in the “Savoy Cocktail Book.”

Generally, I try not to make them too large, so I avoid going into diabetic shock.

They look like they should be too sweet; but, some are fairly nice. Most are not particularly sweeter than your average carbonated beverage or after dinner fortified wine.

Probably the thing to do would be to serve them with a nice stiff cup of coffee.

Of these two, the plain old “After Dinner” was more enjoyable, with at least a touch of lemon leavening the liqueurs.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.