A classic from Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book, this variation on a Perfect Manhattan was created in celebration of Princess Mary and Henry Lascelles’s marriage in 1922. Calvados replaces rye whiskey as the base, and bitter Dubonnet Rouge steps in for sweet vermouth. This strong, stirred sipper is fit for any royal engagement (or at least a regal happy hour).
Princess Mary's Pride
Sometimes you just want to drink something blue. In those times, opt not for a Blue Raspberry Slurpee, but instead for this twist on a classic Martini made with vodka, blue curaçao and lightly bitter Cocchi Americano in place of the usual dry vermouth. A few dashes of orange bitters round everything out, bringing out the curaçao’s sweet, citrus...