Crow Cocktail

Crow Cocktail

The Crow Cocktail

1/3 Whisky. (3/4 oz Whisky)
2/3 Lemon Juice. (1 1/2 oz Lemon Juice)
1 Dash Grenadine. (homemade)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Well, that is what it is supposed to be according to Harry Craddock. And, yep, that is undrinkable.

However, the Crow Cocktail turns out to be one of the more dramatic Savoy Cocktail Book typos.

The recipe comes from Judge Jr.’s 1927 book, “Here’s How,” and in that book is written as follows.

The Crow
2/3 Scotch; (1 1/2 oz Scotch)
1/3 lemon juice; (3/4 oz Lemon Juice)
a dash of grenadine.

That’s still pretty tart, depending on your generosity with the dash of grenadine, but it is, at least, not completely insane.

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.