Bacardi Special Cocktail

Bacardi Special Cocktail*

1 Teaspoonful Grenadine. (Homemade)
1/3 Burroughs Beefeater Gin. (3/4 oz Beefeater’s Gin)
2/3 Bacardi Rum. (1 1/2 oz Flor de Cana Extra Dry Gin)
The Juice of 1/2 Lime.

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

*Made famous by Karl K. Kitchen, the well known New York Newspaper Columnist.

This is tastier than it really has any business being. A bit like Harrington’s Jasmine. Light and tart. Very similar to a glass of alcoholic grapefruit juice. It’s always fun to find some of these Savoy cocktails still have legs, so I was pleased to get some very positive reactions when I’ve served this drink at parties. Give it a try and let me know what response you get.

Nice to get back, after the Babbie Special, to something I can recommend.

Karl K. Kitchen was a bon vivant and journalist with the New York World in the early part of the 20th Century.

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.

3 thoughts on “Bacardi Special Cocktail

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  2. I’m trying a Bacardi Special Cocktail tonite and it is rather good; citrusy and tangy. Quite Caribbean for someone from New York.

  3. One of my favourite cocktails. My version is from the Michael Jackson Cocktail book. The beer hunter not the singer!

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