Alfonso (Special) Cocktail

Alfonso (special) Cocktail

1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
4 Dashes Italian Vermouth. (1 tsp Italian Vermouth)
1/4 Dry Gin. (Generous 1/2 oz Dry Gin)
1/4 French Vermouth. (Generous 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth)
1/2 Grand Marnier. (Generous 1 oz Grand Gala)

Shake (Stir!) well and strain into cocktail glass.

Here’s another of those puzzles, where you wonder what one Alfonso cocktail has to do with the other. Or what makes this one “special”.

In this case, I much preferred the not so special plain old Alfonso to the “Special”. This Satan’s Whiskers with inverted proportions is naturally quite sweet, and ended up getting a bit tiresome before I reached the end.

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.