We love the idea of vintage/forgotten cocktails. Sure it is also tremendously fun to try new and innovative signature cocktails, but it’s rewarding to every now and then dig in to old cocktail books and recipes. So we will now make six posts in a row, each featuring a vintage- or almost forgotten cocktail. We start off with the “Atlas” cocktail, a small (2 ounces in total) drink making a big and lasting impression. It’s based on applejack, which at least in Europe is relatively unusual. Then there is also Cointreau, rum and bitters in the cocktail. According to the recipe found in Lesley Blume’s great cocktail book, this drink should be shaken rather than stirred. We decided to obey:
1 oz applejack
0,5 oz rum
0,5 oz Cointreau
1 dash Angostura bitters
Shake with ice, strain and pour.