Church Parade Cocktail

Church Parade Cocktail

2/3 Plymouth Gin (1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin)
1 Dash Orange Curacao (1/3 tsp. Brizard Orange Curacao)
4 Dashes Orange Juice (1 1/3 tsp. Orange Juice)
1/3 French Vermouth (3/4 oz Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass

After the last few “cocktails” I was kind of excited that I would get to make one with an actual portion of booze.

Then I decided to google and find out more about Church Parades.

Dum, de dum, English and Scottish tradition, parades of church goers walking from here to there. Generally Church to Cemetery or some such. How Quaint. Certainly could use a drink before one of those sorts of things. Oh look! The most (in)famous Church Parades of all are the Orange Marches in Northern Ireland…Oh, wait one second: Orangemen, Orange Juice, Orange Curacao, English Gin…Goddamn it!

I can tell you it looked like this before I poured it down the sink:

Church Parade Cocktail

Frankly, it could use some bitters, if for no other reason than poetic license.

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.