Gloom Chaser Cocktail

Gloom Chaser Cocktail

1/4 Lemon Juice. (1/2 oz Lemon Juice)
1/4 Grenadine. (1/2 oz Homemade Grenadine)
1/4 Grand Marnier. (1/2 oz Grand Marnier)
1/4 Curacao. (1/2 oz Senior Curacao of Curacao)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Really puzzling. Two kinds of orange liqueur and grenadine? Even more puzzling if you consider Grand Marnier to actually be a type of Curacao liqueur.

Unforuntately, I can find no indication that this recipe is incorrect. I kind of hoped that would be the case. Maybe someone swapped Curacao for Cognac or something.

But no, this ridiculously sweet recipe appears to be correct.

And, yeah, this is ridiculously sweet. The flavors aren’t bad but it turned out to be one of those few Savoy cocktails I couldn’t finish. Just too sweet. Makes my teeth hurt just thinking about it again.

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 “Gloom Chaser Cocktail

  1. The recipe for Gloom Chaser in Harry’s ABC is:

    1/6 Lemon Juice
    1/6 Grenadine
    1/6 Grand Marnier
    1/6 Curacao
    1/3 Bacardi Rum

    We didn’t try the Savoy version, but Harry’s version is quite nice.

  2. I had a customer ask me to make a “halloween cocktail.” Remembered the name for this one but didn’t recall the ingredients, and when I read them I thought “super sweet.” I did it with a 3/4 oz ingredient ratio as opposed to the 1/2 oz specified above and it came out pretty well balanced. My ingredients were Grand Marnier, Marie Brizard Orange Curacao, House Grenadine (equal parts sugar and POM), and fresh lemon juice. I think the extra 1/4 oz might have made a difference, but plan on trying the 1/2 oz ratios tonight after close to see. Had a lot of positive customer feedback tonight as I’m running it as a halloween special.

    After tasting the drink, it has some similarities to the Corpse Reviver #2, and based on the name I think it could almost fit in the corpse reviver family of drinks as it was probably meant as more of a “morning after” drink as opposed to an evening libation.

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