Silver Bullet Cocktail
1/2 Gin. (1 oz Beefeater 24 Gin)
1/4 Lemon Juice. (1/2 oz Lemon Juice)
1/4 Kummel. (1/2 oz Kaiser Kummel)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
Mrs. Flannestad was pretty amazed by the Kummel bottle. She was like, “Nazi Penguin Caraway Liqueur!? Where did you get this?” In fact, just BevMo, no special mail ordering necessary, not even expensive. And, for the record, I believe the “Kaiser” reference is more in line with World War I, than WWII.
Unfortunately, none of that trivia saves this cocktail from just not being very good. Before I purchased the Kummel, I would combine Aquavit with simple syrup, and I have to say, I greatly preferred any cocktail I made like that to any I’ve ever made with Kummel. I believe going forward, that shall have to be my path.
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.