Bourbon, Sweet vermouth, Curaçao, Lime juice, Lime, Mint
12ozSweet vermouth
34ozLime juice
1lfMint (as garnish)
1wdgLime (as garnish)
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, garnish
This is Ted Haigh's preferred version. Another version omits the Curaçao and reduces the lime to 1/2 oz.
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ReferenceTed Haigh, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, p110
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Dan on 06/06/2010


I think this one comes out pretty good, but I would cut back a little on the lime juice, or add a dash or two of simple syrup.

This is one of my favorite drinks out of Ted Haigh's Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. The Haigh recipe calls for an extra quarter ounce of lime juice and 1/2 ounce of curacao. I didn't have that good of a curacao on hand when I made it, but it still came out decent. Floating a mint leaf on top was key.

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There are several versions of this cocktail. I have updated it to reflect the preference of Ted Haigh, and added a source reference to his excellent book.

Just made this with Carpano Antica. Excellent.

From other users

Made with 1/2oz. lime (which was plenty) and Punt e Mes. Not sure the bitterness really fit in--might be worth trying with Carpano Antica. (3 stars)
A bit too tart. Reduce the lime to 1/2 oz and serve with a sugar rim. (3 stars)
Overly sour, didn't quite work for me. (2 stars)
0.5 oz lime and Punt E Mes seems to be the way to go. (4 stars)
Used Punt e Mes. Reduce lime to 1/2 oz. (4 stars)

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