FOUND: Lost Mad Men Cocktail!
For our "Found" theme this month, we've decided to depart from our usual cocktail post. Typically, Jason is concocting something original or adding his own spin on a traditional drink. This time, we wanted to see if we could find a long forgotten libation from a vintage recipe book and revive it. In this deliciously Mad Men-esque booklet produced by Calvert Distillers Company in 1960, we found a cocktail called the Souvenir. Here it is, in all its Mod fabulousness!
1 Part Calvert Reserve (Whiskey)
1 Part Dry Vermouth
1/2 Part Dubbonet
1/2 Part Orange Juice
1 Slice Orange
Stir well with ice. Strain into cocktail glass.
Songs go in and out like hem lines, instead the good ones wait patiently for each generation to find them. Dream A Little Dream was written in 1938 and has been lost and found several times a decade since. Here for your swilling pleasure is my favorite current incarnation.
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