Fairbank Cocktail

1.75 oz
A gin that contains no sweetening agents; usually around 40% ABV. Try Monkey 47.
0.75 oz
Also refered to as French vermouth, these are (usually) colorless vermouths that have not been sweetened, containing less than 4% sugar.
2 dash
A bitters made from Seville oranges, cardamom, caraway seed, coriander and burnt sugar.
2 dash
A liqueur made from apricot kernels giving an almond-like taste, which may also flavor the more common amaretto.
In cocktails, cherries are sweetened in a brine, like maraschino cherries (marr-ə-SKEE-noh) or in brandy, like brandied cherries. They are usually used as a garnish, muddled into the cocktail, or used simple for their sweetened brine.

Stir all over ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry. #stir #straight

From Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930. Although an earlier version appears in Cocktails, How to Mix Them by Robert Vermeire.

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