S.G. Cocktail


“S.G.” Cocktail
1 Teaspoonful Grenadine. (1 teaspoon Small Hand Foods Grenadine)
1/3 Canadian Club Whisky. (3/4 oz 40 Creek Three Grain)
1/3 Lemon Juice. (3/4 oz Lemon Juice)
1/3 Orange Juice. (3/4 oz Blood Orange Juice)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

This Cocktail is very popular in the Officers’ Mess of the Scots Guards, hence its name.

When I cut this orange open, I was surprised to discover it was a Moro Blood Orange. Lost in the back of the fridge door, I must have purchased it at some point in the past for a long forgotten project or cocktail.

Well, not to waste anything, I used it anyway.

Certainly, without the blood orange juice, the S.G. would be a far less colorful drink.

It is nice that it is colorful, tasty and refreshing. The minor amount of sweetener and relatively minor amount of whiskey make it a lot lighter than most cocktails made these days. I suppose it really is a whiskey screwdriver, but quite a bit tarter.

I find it a bit odd that the members of the Scots Guards were drinking something so mild and NOT involving Scotch Whisky. Maybe this is what they drink in the morning after the night before.

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.