“Very few people would know about this recipe from W.J. Tarling’s ultra-rare 1937 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book if it weren’t for Ted Haigh, who gushed about it in Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails in 2004. Tarling chronicled cocktails from the U.K. Bartenders Guild (UKBG), including this one, attributed to C.A. Tuck. Tuck went on the publish his own recipe book, Cocktails and Mixed Drinks, in 1967, after seventeen years as the head bartender at London’s Piccadilly Hotel.” – Jim Meehan, Meehan’s Bar Manual
A curious mixture of Tanqueray Gin, Creme de Cacao, Lillet Blanc (a soft apertif wine), and lemon juice, this one is sure to delight the palette and reinvent what most think of as a “gin cocktail.” Take one to redefine the norm, and pairs beautifully with a thought provoking book or movie.