Philadelphia Scotsman Cocktail

Philadelphia Scotsman Cocktail

Philadelphia Scotsman Cocktail.

1 Hooker Applejack. (1 1/2 oz Germain-Robin Apple Brandy)
1 Hooker Port. (1 1/2 oz Sandeman 10 Year Tawny Port)
The Juice of 1 Orange. (2 oz Fresh Orange Juice)

Place in tumbler (with ice, stir,) and fill up with ginger ale (Fentiman’s Ginger Beer).

Well, OK, Fentiman’s Ginger Ale is a pretty odd substitution for “Ginger Ale”. However, this is a “Philadelphia Scotsman” cocktail. Presumably, in Philadelphia, they’d be mixing home made ginger beer, not some fancy carbonated “ginger ale”. And tawny port is probably a bit of a stretch, too. Presumably, a ruby port or similar would be more common.

Should you order this cocktail at the next Savoy Night at Alembic Bar, July 26th?

You know, this is pretty darn tasty, if you ask me. If it’s warm outside, this would make a very good hot weather drink.

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.

4 thoughts on “Philadelphia Scotsman Cocktail

  1. How much is a “hooker”? I’m trying to adapt some old recipes from The Official Mixer’s Manual and I’m having a hell of a time with all the arcane units of measure.

  2. SA,I think a hooker is more a type of glass than a measure. But going from the writeup of the Nose Dive, I think it is just a typical small shot glass. The sort of thing you’d get along with a boilermaker. I always go with an ounce and a half for a hooker.

  3. Doesn’t really look good to me. Maybe a simple fresh orange juice will do..

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