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Princess Mary's Pride

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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).

The Essentials

Apple Brandy
Dubonnet Rouge
dry vermouth
Bar Spoon
The Details


2 oz Apple Brandy
1 oz Dubonnet Rouge
1 oz dry vermouth
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Orange Zest, for garnish


  • Add the Calvados, Dubonnet, dry vermouth and bitters to a mixing glass with ice and stir.
  • Strain into a coupe and garnish with a swath of orange zest.
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