Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Delmarva Cocktail

I could drink these all day. I could say the name over and over again. C’mon—say it with me: Del-MAAAR-va. Wasn’t that fun? Fascinating as it sounds, I gotta admit I had to look it up. In case anybody else doesn’t know where the name comes from, here’s a hint: it’s three states. And it’s the area that Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh comes from, and this drink is his invention.

There are variations by Gary Regan that change the liqueur, one of which was posted by Paul Clarke in The Cocktail Chronicles, and resembles the Twentieth Century. (Hm—my last post referenced Paul too. Wonderful stuff but I gotta get out more—especially if it would increase the likelihood that someone would offer me a Delmarva Cocktail.)

The Delmarva Cocktail
  • 2 oz rye
  • 1/2 oz white creme de menthe
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Source: Gary Regan, The Joy of Mixology, adapted from a recipe from Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh

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