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We designed the menus for two Dublin based cocktail venues, The Vintage Cocktail Club and Peruke & Periwig. The VCC menu design is based on an old cocktail book named The Savoy Cocktail which was produced by Harry Craddock, one of the most famous bartende…

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The Abbey Cocktail

The Abbey Cocktail - A strong, slightly bitter, yet perfectly balanced vintage cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book is a fantastic drink to serve at your next vintage themed party! #zestyrecipe #vintagerecipe

from NYT Cooking

Death in the Afternoon

NYT Cooking: The earliest known recipe for this bracing little number appears in the magnificently named 1935 cocktail book, "So Red the Nose, or — Breath in the Afternoon," to which many famous authors of the day contributed recipes. This one came from Ernest Hemingway, who explained: “This was arrived at by the author and three officers of H.M.S. Danae after having spent seven hour...


Final Judgment

Final Judgment: Made with gin, pear puree, lime juice and a hint of absinthe, the Final Judgment is bartender John Codd’s nod to an original recipe from The Savoy Cocktail Book, the first cocktail book he ever touched.


Not all recipes from the Savoy Cocktail Book are worth revisiting, but the Casino—a mix of Old Tom gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon and orange bitters—is one that stands the test of time. 2/3 tsp Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, 2 Dashes Orange Bitters, 2/3 tsp Lemon Juice, 2oz Old Tom Gin