Caruso Cocktail

Caruso Cocktail

Caruso Cocktail

1/3 Dry Gin (1 oz Boodles gin)
1/3 French Vermouth (3/4 oz Noilly Prat Dry)
1/3 Green Creme de Menthe (1/2 oz Brizard Creme de Menthe)

Shake (stir – eje) well and strain into cocktail glass.

I did slightly adjust the proportions here.

Still, I expected to really dislike this drink.

Oddly, I didn’t, and ended up finishing it.

Living in San Francisco, Enrico Caruso and the 1906 earthquake are intertwined.

I found this interesting piece of history:

Enrico Caruso and the 1906 Earthquake

Enrico Caruso (1873 – 1921) is considered by many music lovers to be the greatest operatic tenor of all time. He was on tour in San Francisco during the Great Earthquake, and appeared in Carmen at the Mission Opera House a few hours before the disaster.

And he never returned after the earthquake!

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.