God bless the King. Dennis King.
Another classic cocktail from the brilliant Bottoms Up! cocktail book, published in 1928.
This copy, with the original corkscrew still attached, is available to buy for a cool £4,000.
The Saratoga is a classic for a reason, the flavours blend perfectly and it’s very quaffable. As usual, Difford’s Guide has all the lowdown on the history of the cocktail (it’s been around since the 1880s) with the main difference here being Dennis’ preference for a slice of lemon as a garnish. Most Saratoga recipes seem to propose an orange twist or a maraschino cherry.
We loved it, and think it’s another winner for Coronation weekend, even more so if you have a bottle of Crown Royal knocking around the place as I did after scoring it for the Bette Davis Cocktail.
I don’t know much about Dennis, other than he favoured a Saratoga, and was quite a dish.
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