Princess Mary’s Pride Cocktail

Princess Mary's Pride Cocktail

Princess Mary’s Pride Cocktail.
1/4 French Vermouth. (1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth)
1/4 Dubonnet. (1/2 oz Dubonnet)
1/2 Calvados. (1 oz Groult Calvados Reserve)

Shake (I stirred) well and strain into cocktail glass.

Created by Harry Craddock on February 28, 1922, to mark the wedding celebrations of H.R.H Princess Mary.

Like the preceding Princess Mary, this was created to mark the wedding of H.R.H. Princess Mary. Nothing against Mr. McElhone’s cocktail, but this is about a zillion times better to me.

Being 2/3 aperitif wine, it is on the light side, but the flavorful Groult Calvados still pokes it’s head out, giving the drink a flavorful character.

Thoroughly enjoyable, this is one cocktail I suspect is better with Calvados than it would be with American Apple Brandy.

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.